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2 Opening 

hings Southern... 

Embedded in our memories, forever in our hearts 

Black and Gold, The 
Pride, Eagle Walk, The 
Hub, Lake Byron, The 
Freshmen Quad, The 
Rose Garden, The 
Pete, Fraternity Row, 
The Dome, Seymour, 
Southern Miss Mar- 
quee, Eagle Spirit, The 
Rock, Eagle Fest, 
Golden Eagles, The 
Student Printz, Oak 
Trees, The Fountain, 
The Plaza... 



Raylawni Branch, left and Elaine 
Chamberlain during their February 
2000 visit to the Hattiesburg 
campus of the University of 

4 Opening 

hings Remembered. . . 

USM's first African-American students reflect on changes 

story/photo by Bill Sutley 

Thirty-five years after they shattered the color barrier 
at Southern Miss, Elaine Chamberlain and Raylawni 
Branch liked what they saw during a recently stroll across 

"I was very filled with emotion to see all the faces 
of color - and, with it all, to see the freedom now," said 
Chamberlain, who now lives in Maryland. 

The situation was different in 1965 - 
and the memories flooded back for both 
women during a rare reunion in February. 

Chamberlain and Branch, who lives in 
Hattiesburg, were reunited at Southern Miss 
Feb. 28-29 for the first time since 1993 as 
featured guests for USM's annual African- 
American History Month lecture named in 
their honor. 

In 1965, Chamberlain was an 18- 
year-old graduate of Rowen High School. 
The teen was well known in Hattiesburg 's 
African-American community for her singing 
prowess. She got scholarship offers from two 
out-of-state historically black universities, 
but she wanted to attend school closer to 

Branch was a 24-year-old homemaker 
and mother of three then - but she dreamed 
of a life in medicine. That was despite the fact 
that, then in Hattiesburg, "there were no jobs 
for black professionals or blacks period unless 
you were a cook or worked in someone's 

Her friends in the Forrest County 
NAACP - which she served as secretary - 
knew about Branch's dream and offered to pay 
her tuition if she would act as an "escort" for 
a teen-ager who wanted to give Southern Miss 
a try. 

Despite the difference in their ages, 
Chamberlain recalls that, "We were both typical wide-eyed 

The Southern Miss administration was determined 
to ensure their enrollment came off without incident. 

"I think whoever was controlling things behind the 
scenes knew it was time to make a change," Branch said. 

At the 1965 freshmen orientation in Bennett 
Auditorium, six bodyguards flanked the young women. 

966 Southerner photo of 
Raylawni Branch 

"On the whole, there were no great outward events,' 1 
Branch recalled. 

Elaine remembers: "The was a lot of name-calling 
- most of it muttered under people's breath. But it didn't 
deter our determination to do what we came to do." 

Unlike other Mississippi campuses, the feared 
physical resistance never materialized and 
Southern Miss was integrated. 

Branch and Chamberlain kept to 
themselves at first; they walked almost 
daily from eastern-most Hattiesburg. 
They later made friends with many white 

"Eventually, the coldness began to 
thaw," Chamberlain said. 

Family and financial concerns caused 
Branch to temporarily end her pursuit of 
a USM nursing degree after a year. 

Chamberlain stayed three years, 
working on a medical technology degree, 
and became active in the Baptist Student 
Union and served on the yearbook staff. 
She sang in one of USM's Panhellenic 
talent shows and won first place. 

Chamberlain proudly remembers one 
incident that occurred shortly before she 
left Southern Miss, when a graduating 
senior approached her and said, 'You 
know, Elaine, I used to have a very 
negative view of blacks. I can truly say 
you changed my opinion.' 

Chamberlain now works as an 
assistant to the senior vice president of 
Mel wo d Training Center in Upper 
Marlboro. Md. There, she offers job 
training to physically challenged and 
mentally retarded adults. Previously, she 
worked as a manager for the American 
Council on Education in Washington, D.C. 

Branch went on to finish her nursing degree in 
Florida, became a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force 
Reserve and later worked as a chief nurse and director of 
an operating room. She moved back to Hattiesburg in 1987 
and earned a master's degree in nursing from Southern Miss. 
She now teaches nursing at Pearl River Community College 
in Poplarville. 

966 Southerner photo of 
Elaine Chamberlain 

( Jpening 

6 Opening 

H , 

Things Fantastic... 
Students experience zero gravity 
storv/ohoto bv Bill Sutlev 

Six Southern Miss seniors culminated 
nearly a year of researching August by success- 
fully executing a series of experiments in zero 

NASA's KC-135 aircraft helped the student 
project reach zero-G, or microgravity, during two 
days of flights out of Houston's Johnson Space 
'Center. The KC-135 flies more than 30 
steep up-and-down parabolas during 
a flight to allow researchers to achieve 
J20 seconds of weightlessness at each 

"It was fantastic," USM senior 
Vinh Nguyen, 23, of Houston said 
Aug. 19 after his flight. "I want to go 
back. On the first parabola, I thought 
my head was falling off. But after that, 
I had a blast." 

Many students and journalists 
participating in August's Reduced 
(Gravity Student Flight Opportunities 
^program got to find out why the KC-135 is also 
^called the "vomit comet." The flights' main goal, 
la NASA spokesperson said, is to advance science; 
; the fun of floating through an aircraft 
| cabin is just a side benefit for the 
[Istudent scientists. 

Bill Ainsworth, 24, chemistry 

major, and the USM team leader from 

i, Mount Olive, waited until he was 

([abroad the aircraft Aug. 18 before 

1 1 revealing a secret. 

"This is the first time I've ever 
Pi flown on a plane," he said. "I guess if 
you've got to do it, you might as well 
i go to the max right off the bat." 

Flights on Aug. 18-Aug 19, each 
! involving two members of the 
i Southern Miss group, found them floating through 
the same aircraft cabin used to film weightless 
scenes for the movie "Apollo 13". "Right now, it 
feels great," Ainsworth said Aug. 18 as he drifted 
motionless above USM's experiment package. 

Ainsworth's partner, a visibly nauseated 
fames Warren, 24, of Mize, probably disagreed - 
but he wasn't saying much. 

"I want to go back. 

On the first 

parabola, I thought 

my head was 

falling off. But 

after that, I had a 

blast/ 1 

-Vinh Nguyen 


story /photo by Bill Sutley 

Paulin Wahjudi, 21, of Indonesia, who flew 
Aug. 19 with Nguyen, said she enjoyed the 

"We tried to somersault and go other places 

in the plane to see the other experiments," she said. 

Ainsworth called USM's project a "qualified 

success," explaining that results still have to be 

analyzed. Aiding in that effort will be 

the Southern Miss ground crew: 

Monique Kendrick, 24, of Mobile, 

Ala., and Felicia Stewart, 23, of 

Greenville. They kept a close watch 

over experiment components 

between flights. 

'This is the first 

time Tve ever flown 

on a plane. I guess 

if you've got to do 

it, you might as well 

go to the max right 

off the bat" 

-Bill Ainsworth 

The Southern Miss students 
hope the experiments, conducted in 
varying phases of reduced gravity 
achieved by the NASA aircraft will 
tell researchers more about the 
versatility of new foams the students 
developed while working in the lab 
or Dr. John Pojman, USM professor in the 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 
Pojman, a veteran of several KC-135 flights, 
encouraged his students to compete 
for a slot in this summer's program. 
The Southern Miss students see 
a potential for astronauts using their 
foams as building materials in future 
space endeavors. 

"As they go farther and farther 
from Earth (they're planning trips 
to Mars) they're going to be 
required eventually to make their 
own materials in space," Ainsworth 
said. "It's a whole lot cheaper to 
carry up polymeric-reacting materials 
than to carry up bulky building 

The Southern Miss students plan to develop 
an easier-to-understand presentation regarding 
their research that they will offer to south 
Mississippi elementary and secondary students. 

Opening 7 

^j esidence halls, apartments 

\_and houses were all of the 

places we made into homes. We 
fought with landlords, RAs and 
roommates. We argued over 
visitation, bathroom privileges 
and that favorite shirt, but we were 
there for each other through all 
the heartaches and the flu. We ate 
Commons' food and self-cooked 
food, finally turning to take-out 
food. We went to lots of movies at 
the $1 theatre and lots of parties 
that traveled from one person's 
house to another's. We spent hours 
in the computer lab trying to 
expand our minds and hours in 
the gym trying to expand our 
muscles. We even worked two 
jobs, went to class, and maintained 
a social life while trying to figure 
out what made us happy - all to 
discover that what we really 
wanted was to spend a lazy 
afternoon with friends. 



Coming Home Again 

Story by: LaTasha S. McBride and Antoinette KLonz 

The 1 999 Homecoming 

court is pictured from left to 

right: Jason Cooley, Ashley 

Marcer (Senior Maid),Trae 

Brown, Lazaire Bradley 

(Graduate Maid), Todd 

Gremillion, Nicole Walker 

(Student Body Maid), 

Verdell Hawkins, Contina 

Quinn (Homecoming 

Queen), Susan Sullivan 

(Junior Maid), Steven 

Decker, Susan Moak 

(Sophomore Maul), Brent 

Pettis, Lasonia Dedeaux 

(Freshman Maid), Blake 


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Anticipation, excitement, suspense, and undeniable pride 

were all in the hearts and minds of thousands of students, faculty 
and alumni as the University of Southern Mississippi once again 
prepared for its Homecoming celebration. 

The dominating USM Eagles are now 46-17 all-time in 
homecoming games and the victory over the Cajuns of University 
of Louisiana at Lafayette was a mere example of the power that 
lives in the hearts of the Eagle footall team. 

Love of the game and of the university reigned true as 
hundreds gathered along Hardy Street to support and cheer the 
Eagles to victory in what was the second pre-game parade. Aside 
from the numerous fans that came out to support USM, over 40 
organizational floats and numerous marching bands, including the 
Pride, were entered into the parade as students illustrated their 
school spirit. 

Thirteen candidates ran for homecoming queen this year, 
but in the end it was Contina Quinn, a 22-year-old senior from 
Cedar Bluff who won the support of her fellow students. 

"Being homecoming queen is something I have wanted to 
do for such a long time and I thank the students for making this a 
reality for me," Quinn said. "I am very excited about 
homecoming and I look forward to representing the students and 

She was among six other students to be elected to this 
years homecoming court. Other members of the 1999 Southern 
Miss homecoming court are LaSonia Dedaux of Pass Christian, 
freshman maid; Susan Moak of Clinton, sophomore maid; Susan 
Sullivan of Vicksburg, junior maid; Ashley Mercer of Petal, senior 
maid; Lazaire Bradley of Biloxi, graduate maid; and Nicole 
Walker of Clinton, Student Body Maid. 

Quinn said she believes homecoming is an essential part 
to everyone in the university. 

"It is one of the most memorable parts of college because 
everyone is here. It think it is a time when past faculty and alumni 
feel the most connected to their university." she said. 


10 Student Lite 


President Horace 

Fleming stands on the 

sidelines during the 1999 

homecoming game 

against the "Rugin' 

Cajuns" of the University 

lit Louisianna al 

Lafayette. Dr. Fleming 

crow ns the homecoming q 

ueen each year during the 

halftime festivities. 

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Contina Quinii was elected 
by her fellow students to 
serve as the 1999 
Homecoming Queen. 
Quinn is a senior from 
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Tallgatmg is a favorite 
activity during any home 
game. Alumni retui n to 
campus for food, fun and 
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A victory tops off I he 1999 
Homecoming activities. 
The Golden Eagles cooked 
the "RagirT Cajuns" 55-0. 
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Tried and True 

Hawkins and Walker elected as Mr. and Miss USM 

Verdell Hawkins and Nicole Miller were elected by 
their peers in recognition of the service and dedication 
to the universit) and its students. 7111 /&« p/io/m /, t/ it,,,,/ 



Story By Contina Quinn 

"It's a tremendous blessing to be recognized by my peers for 
the work I've done at the university for the last four years." said Mr. 
USM, Verdell Hawkins, a political science major from Natchez. "I'm 
just honored and appreciative that the work I've done has not gone 

Nicole Walker, a speech-lanuage pathology major from 
Clinton, said she is honored that the student body elected her Miss USM. 

"I have a deep passion for this university, and God has truly 
blessed me throughout my collegiate experience at Southern Miss," 
Walker said. 

Hawkins said that he has also thoroughly enjoyed his college 

"Southern Miss is where I have grown spritually, academically 
and in other areas," he said. 

Hawkins has been involved in student government since his 
freshman year. He was president of the Freshaman Associates, director 
of the Research and Implementation Committee and director of the 
Student Relations Committee. Hawkins is currently the Student 
Government Association president, and president of the Mississippi 
Student Body Council. After graduation he plans to attend law school. 

In addition. Hawkins is a member of Southern Style and has 
served on various university committees. Among the honors he has 
received are the USM Leadership Scholarship, Outstanding Freshman 
Male and mention on the President's List. 

Walker has also been active on campus. As a member of Delta 
Delta Delta Sorority, she has served as vice president of Chair 
Developmnent/Head of Standards Board, Activities Chairperson and is 
currently Special Events Chairperson. 

Walker is also captain of the Dixie Darlings, a USM 
Leadership Scholar, a member of Southern Style and a member of the 
Golden Key Honor Society. 

She too has been involved with the SGA for the past four years. 
Her titles include membership in the Freshman Associates, senator for 
the College of Liberal Arts, assistant director of the Miss Southern 
Pageant, and she is currently serving as director of the Campus 
Beautification Committee. 

Walker plans to attend graduate school after matricilation from 

Mr. & Miss USM 13 


Living the 
college life 

Close to class and close to 
UwlVI friends - living 
Styl© life on campus 

Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Living on campus provides 
opportunities for students to grow and 
mature in a group living environment 
where students who share interests, and 
even those who don't can come together to 
create bonds of friendship that will never 

Lucy Pope, a junior history and 
journalism major and Shannon Williams, a 
junior biochemistry major, have been 
roommates for two years, after meeting 
during their freshman year. 

"We were on the same hall and 
became really good friends," said Lucy 
Pope. "Since all of our stuff matched, we 
decided we might as well room together," 
she adds with a laugh. 

Besides involvement and exposure 
to many potential friends, living on campus 
can also provide security for many stu- 

All of these 
things combined make 
living on campus an 
experience few will 
ever forget. 

Shannon Williams, a senior 
from Montgomery. Ala., 
finds a moment to browse 
through the Student Printz 
campus newspaper. Williams 
is a biochemistry major. 

A few special touches have 
made the room Lucy and 
Shannon share feel more like 
home. This USM pillow 
makes the long nights spent 
typing papers in this chair 
more comfortable. 

14 Student Life 

A call home doesn't cost 
Lucy Pope any long distance 
charges. A senior from 
Hattiesburg, Lucy is double 
majoring in history and 

.lust a little off the top please! Lucy looks up as Shannon 
trims her bangs for her. 

Having a personal computer in your room is definitely a 
blessing I specially since campus computer labs can be so 

busy. 7111, ;/i,,lu\lt v Limlwij 1/ie.JiaM. 

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Millennium Leaders 

The 2000-2001 SGA Executive Officers 

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The Student Government Association Executive 
officers: president, Nathaniel Anderson (left), vice 
president. Angela Patterson (top); attorney general, 
Sara Wright (center) and elections commissioner, 
Thomas Figures. The new officers were inducted in 
April of 2000. 

Story By: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

As befits the dawn of a new millennium. Southern Miss has 
elected a new president to lead us into the future. For the students of 
Southern Miss, no ordinary person would do for this, the most im- 
portant student position on campus. So with progress and the future in 
mind, the student body of Southern Miss elected Nathaniel Anderson. Jr. 

Long experienced in matters of student government. Anderson 
feels that he has learned how to lead students through simply being 
involved himself, and by watching how others lead. 

"I have been involved with the SGA since my freshman year, 
when 1 first got involved with Freshmen Associates," said Anderson. "I 
have also been Assistant of Student Relations and Chief of Staff." 

This exposure to different areas of the Student Government 
Association allows Anderson to better understand how the committees 
work and how best to meet the needs of the students. 

"It has helped me to be able to see exactly how this 
organization works from outside and inside," Anderson said. "1 have 
been through the ranks enough to know what to keep the same and what 
to change." 

Among the changes needed, Anderson recommends 
rearranging the executive cabinet to make a more effective governing 
body that will be better able to meet the needs of students and oi' the 

"We had 15 cabinet committees and reorganized them into 
seven," said Anderson. "We did not eliminate any positions, just 
changed them to decrease redundancy of responsibilities." 

All of this revamping was designed for the expressed purpose 
of making a more structured organization with more student 

"I want to make sure that every student, from people not 
involved in SGA. to the committee member, up to the directors, knows 
that they are the most important part of SGA." Anderson said. "1 really 
don't like just making all of the decisions myself. 1 would much rather 
have active students help in all aspects of SGA." 

For Anderson, student involvement is not just a minor aspect o( 
SGA, but is the one thing he cares most about. 

"II' I can look back and see that I reached just a couple o\' 

students and got them involved w ith SGA. and if I see a student regain 

their respect for SGA, 1 will consider my year as president a success." 

Anderson said. 

SGA Officers 17 

Dining In 

More restaurants are 
coming to Hattiesburg, 
but the Commons keeps 
its competitive edge. 

Story By: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

You never thought you 
would, but you actually survived all 
those years of high school cafeteria 
food. However, if after living 
through this you chose to live on 
campus or buy a snack plan, you 
were thrust forcefully back into the 
world of processed food and "mys- 
tery meat". Or were you? 

With capable staff and a di- 
verse menu, Food Services at USM 
actually provide food that is more 
than edible - it is healthy and often 
tastes good. In addition to accom- 
plishing this, there are several caf- 
eterias in strategic locations on cam- 
pus to insure that everyone (and that 
means you) can get fast, hot food 
no matter where you are on cam- 

But suppose you really aren't 
in the mood to trek to a cafeteria 
and sit inside. Have no worry, fear- 
less searcher of food. The Plaza 
Cafe is pleased to be of service and 
offers picnic tables between 
McCain and Cook Libraries for 
your dining pleasure and the Plaza 
Cafe offers a quick snack if you 
are over by the new Liberal Arts 

For those of us with little time 
and even less money, the cafeterias 
and cafes on campus offer more 
than just inexpensive, fast food, but 
food that holds a surprise for the 
taste buds every day. 

The staff of the Commons 
prepare food that is not only 
pleasing to the palate, but 
also pleasing to the eye. 

18 Student Life 

The food services committee meets monthly and is open to 
any student who wants to attend. The Commons staff uses 
the suggestions made by the committee to make 

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Campus Dining 14 

The Pride of Mississippi 

Providing the soundtrack for victory 

Adam Muller (left), of Covington, La., is one of 
approxitately 300 students who balance the busy 
schedule of The Pride with their academic schedules. 

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Story By: Spring Serenity O'Neal 

Providing school spirit, entertainment during football games, 
and an educational structure for students have been just a few of the 
purposes of The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band. Since 1952, the 
Pride has entertained generations of Golden Ragle students and fans with 
football halftime action, as well as with concerts, competitions and 

As in years past, much work has gone into this year's marching 
band. Special thanks go to Dr. Steven Moser, Mosers assistants, the 
administrator of the band department; Dr. Tom Fraschillo. and the ever 
supportive Alumni Club. 

But the most important component of the Pride is, of course, the 
students who work endless hours practicing and perfecting the music and 
steps they perform. Comprised of almost two-hundred-and-eighty 
members, the Pride is diverse, but is also made up of students who value 
each other and the organization. 

"The Pride brings together students from all over the world and 
is an organization treasured by the students," said Fraschillo. 

This caring for. and involvement with, fellow band members 
shines through in all that the Pride members do on campus, serving as a 
bond between even students who are not members. 

"The Pride is the most visual organization on campus," 
Fraschillo said. "As such, it has the power to bring students together, 
with music as the central force." 

The pride is also responsible for Band Day and the Mississippi 
Marching Band Championship, which are two events that involve 
regional high school marching bands. These events give the band 
members a chance to be involved in the community and area high school 
students the opportunity to learn from some great musicians. 

These great musicians are also more than just local celebrities. 
having performed at such events as USM Homecoming and local 
parades. They are also internationally known, having traveled as far as 
Ireland to perform. These experiences help give members of the Pride a 
rich and varied musical career during their time at Southern Miss. 

With all that they do. the members of the Pride prove that they 
are. indeed, the Pride of Mississippi. 

I he Pride 

22 Miss Soutlern 1999 


Miss Southern 1999 

Becky Pruett looks back at what her year of service meant to her, 


Left: Becky Pruett takes her first steps as Miss Southern 

1999. TKoiofyQtSMjYiofoSw,™ 

Top: Becky Pruett worked on behalf of her platform, 

TEACH, wherever she could. Here she gives a young 

man a copy of her anti-tobacco coloring book at the 

Petal Health Fair. 73U, ,«&»,»«/ 

Middle: Pruett looks up to her mother, Judie, who serves 

as a medical diplomat for the US Embassy in West 

Africa. Here Becky is shown rock climbing during a 

recent visit to West Africa. ;, ...... ,„/,,»,,/ 

Bottom: Pruett smiles for the camera during an auto- 
graph party at Miss Mississippi 1999. Wmo dimmed. 

Becky Pruett, 21 , is a speech communication major with a 3.75 grade 
point average. She attends USM utilizing three different scholarship pro- 
grams. Her future plans include law school and a career in international 
law. This summer she will serve as an intern in U.S. Senator Trent Lotfs 
office in Washington, D.C. 

So why does such an intelligent young woman choose to compete in 

"Scholarship money," said Pruett, "and the chance to really challenge 
myself and grow as an individual." Pruett says that she feels the Miss 
America Program is the most prestigious and rewarding scholarship 
pageant there is. Miss Mississippi alone gives more than $124,000 in 
scholarships and awards every year. Pruett points out that the two largest 
portions of the judging are based on the talent competition and the inter- 

"There are very few pageants that require the contestants to showcase a 
talent," said Pruett. This category helps to emphasize hard work and dedi- 
cation over a simple contest about appearances." 

Pruett herself has shown phenomenal talent and presentation skills. At 
Miss Mississippi she performed the classical French (and very difficult) ana 
"Chacun Le Sail? 1 by Donizetti. She was selected a member of the Top 10 
during the final competition and had the chance to perform on the live televi- 
sion broadcast which was shown across the state. 

Pruett says that when preparing for competition she spends the most time 
working on her talent performance. "However, when it comes time to actual- 
ly perform, that's the phase of competition that comes most naturally to me." 

"Interview is probably the hardest category," said Pruett. "You don't know if 
you're going to click with the judges, you don't know if they will have the 
same priorities and interests as you do." The interview encompasses 
grades, interests, current events and the contestant's platform. It's especially 
nerve racking because the judges can ask anything from your favorite color 
to what you think about the state of the European Economic Union! 

Pruett's platform is another strong area of her resume. 

She founded an organization called T.E.A.C.H., an acronym for Tobacco 
Education Effects Children's Health. "I also authored a coloring book which 
was illustrated by my twin sister, Melissa," said Pruett. "This book was used 
to implement preventative education in the classroom. Printing is made 
possible by funding provided by the American Cancer Society." 

Pruett credits her success thus far to the support of her family and her 
personal faith, as well as the advisor of the pageant, Vnta Delaine. "Vrita 
was both a mentor and a friend throughout this year." 

Miss Southern WW 23 


Miss Southern 2000 

Shaun Elizabeth Richards, better known as "Beth", was crowned Miss 
Southern 2000 on January 22. A junior from Ellisville majoring in perfor- 
mance theatre, she captured the scholarship, the crown and the coveted 
chance to represent USM at Miss Mississippi this summer. 

Richards is no scholarship pageant novice, she has already competed at 
Miss Mississippi twice. In fact, last year she was a member of the Top 10 
along with Becky Pruett who was then representing USM. Therefore, at this 
year's event, a friend and a fellow competitor crowned her. 

"The Miss America Program is about so much more than the average 
pageant," said Richards. "The word "pageant" seems to imply just beauty, 
and that's not what this one is all about." she said. "This program is 
America's largest scholarship provider for women." 

Richards said she thinks that requiring each contestant to develop an area 
of community service or "platform" is an excellent way to motivate young 
people to help out in their communities and states. 

"My platform issue deals with appreciation of the elderly," said Richards. 
"It is called Intergenerational Interaction: Bridging the Gap between Youth 
and Elderly." If Richards is chosen Miss Mississippi, she will promote this 
community service issue throughout the state, and carry it with her to Miss 
America. If she is then chosen Miss America, she will promote the issue on 
a national level. 

Does Miss Southern have a favorite category of competition? 

Definitely NOT swimwear!" said Richards, laughing. "Who wants to get 
Lip in front of the entire school wearing a swimsuit?" 

"My favorite is either the interview or talent." said Richards. "Interview 
because 90 percent of what you would do as Miss Mississippi is public 
speaking, so to me that's the most important part," she said. "But I also 
enjoy talent. I just love to sing and it gives me a chance to share that with 

The ladies of Delta Delta 
Delta Sorority congratu- 
late their sister, Beth 
Richards after her 
crowning moment. 

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24 Miss Southern 2(100 

Miss Southern contes- 
tants, left to right, Jenny 
Watkins, Angela Gray, 
Angela Goodwin, 
Bonnie White and 
Chasatee Greenfield 
nervously await the 
announcement of the new- 
title holder. 


i,nd,e,, V,eobald 

Miss Southern 2000. 
Beth Richards waves to 
the crowd |ust alter being 
crowned. Richards, who 
also won the sw imwear 
award, performed a jazz 
vocal for the talent seg- 

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Miss Southern 21)00. 
Beth Richards (left) and 
Becky Pruitt, Miss 
Southern 1999, share a 
hug backstage. 

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Heidi Morgan from Wilmer, Ala. prepares for the talent 
segment of competition. Morgan performed a classical 
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Miss Southern 2000 25 

Better Than Ezra lead singer. Kevin Griffin rocks out one 
ot their hits. The group performed for an excited crow d 
at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. 

Right: Brian Casey of Jagged Edge and Lafa\ta 
Roberson, former member of the band Destiny's Child, 
relax backstage before the show. The concert packed 
Bennett Auditorium. 

26 Student I ik 

The Band Plays 

UAC and SGA team up to bring 
^^ Jagged Edge and 

[ Jp Better Than Ezra 
\^ to students 

Story By: LaTasha S. McBnde 

Did somebody say concert'.' The University of 
Southern Mississippi was priviliged to ha\e two of today's 
best groups perform this year. These two groups offered 
two very unique styles and sounds, yet they both were a 
huge success. USM has always provided students with 
great entertainment, but this year students weren't just 
entertained, they were amazed. 

The first concert that was held on campus was 
the Jagged Edge concert. Jagged Edge is one of the top 
R&B groups of the year. The concert was held in USM's 
own Bennett Auditorium. Both USM students and mem- 
bers of the community came out to support and enjoy the 
smooth sounds of this very talented group. "The concert 
was great. 1 really like the group and their songs. " said 
senior business major LaShaun Allston. After grooving 
to the voices of the four young men of Jagged Edge, over 
800 fans went home with a smile. 

The second concert, was Better Than Ezra. This 
event was hosted by the University Activities Council and 
the Student Government Association. Better Than Ezra 
consists of three guys with lots of talent. This exceptional 
band pleased the crowd with their unique style and great 
voices. The concert was held at the Forest County Multi- 
purpose Center. Shelley Miles, a junior advertising major 
said, "1 never heard the band play before, but after the show 
1 was really glad that 1 went " 

It isn't everyday that so much talent is brought 
to one campus. The students at the University of Southern 
Mississippi are privilieged to have organizations that work 
so that others can have a little fun. 

Tatoos are forever; 
Jagged Edge band 
member Kyle Norman 
does some advertising 
for the group. 

Both students and com- 
munity supported the 
Better Then Ezra concert. 
Fans turned out to hear 
tunes like. "Good", "Like 
it like that", and " of 
New Orleans". 

Above: Aaron McNabb. 
Tom Drummond and K.e\ in 
Griffin of Better Than Ezra 
sign autographs and meet 
with fans before taking the 

Concerts 27 

tudent Life 

These Two Kings 

Story By: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Being in a small town and having a close sense 
of community is one of the many things about USM that 
makes it a university well loved by students, faculty, 
and alumni, but often there is the need for more. 
Fortunately for those of us who are music lovers and 
crave exposure to a wider variety of musical 
experiences, the University of Southern Mississippi is 
still able to satisfy. 

Some of us, regrettably, get caught in the 
mentality that Hattiesburg and Southern Miss are small 
aspects of a huge world and that we are not on the 
same level as older, more recognized universities. 
However, the truth is Southern Miss is every bit as well- 
recognized as any other university and is capable of 
proving it by bringing to the campus world-class 
musicians to entertain students and the community. 

Among these acts this year were two musicians 
of immense talent from very different backgrounds who 
both won over audiences with their performing abilities. 

In a highly celebrated event, internationally 
acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma journeyed to USM to perform 
for area music lovers. Yo-Yo Ma joined the USM 
Symphony Orchestra in the Mississippi premiere of 
Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 . 

This marked the ten-time Grammy winner's first 
performance in Mississippi, but hopefully, for those who 
experienced the wonder of his playing, it will not be his 

The second concert that gained a great 
measure of acclaim was the April 2 nd performance of 
legendary blues musician B.B. King. A true master of 
the stage, King won the crowd over with phenominal 
music, stories of past performances, and by sharing 
insight into how and why his songs were written. 

The B.B. King performance was opened by local 
blues artist Vesti Jackson, and King was backed 
throughout the concert by musicians who have been 
members of his Blues Band for many years. 

Perhaps the first thing that we think about these 
two concerts is how wonderful it is that Southern Miss 
would be able to bring to campus two very different acts 
to satisfy two different types of audiences. However, 
this was not what was actually accomplished by bringing 
these two acts. Instead, both acts were enjoyed, not 
by separate groups, but by all walks of life on campus 
and the the community as music lovers were brought 
together by their mutual love of and respect for two very 
great musicians. 

kiiv-is 2'i 


Liberty Bowl Victory 

Golden Eagles Bring the Bell Home 

■ ■* 

The Liberty Bowl victory took the Golden 1-agles to 13th 
in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and 14th in the 
Associated Press Poll. Adalius Thomas was voted most 
valuable player of the bowl game. 

Story by: Phillip Geiger 

Fireworks abounded. People were frantic. Excitement and 
anticipation were in the air. 

Sure, Y2K was only hours away. But for the Southern Miss 
Golden Eagles and the Colorado State Rams, there was still work to be 
done in the 20th century at the Liberty Bowl on this Tennessee night. 

The Golden Eagles rose to the occasion, winning 23-17 in front of 
54,866 fans, the third largest crowd in Liberty Bowl history. But it wasn't 

Colorado State was deep in its own territory when Eagles' safety 
Chad Williams recovered Rams' quarterback Matt Newton's fumble and 
ran for a touchdown. 

After a 35-yard field goal by Ram's kicker C.W. Hurst, the Rams 
were looking to take the lead in their next drive, but had their punt blocked 
by John Floyd on their 1 1-yard line. USM's Brandon Francis recovered 
and ran in for a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 1 3-3 lead. 

The Rams answered by composing the first sustained drive of the 
game. The Eagles' slim 13-10 lead was fading fast and disappeared 
altogether when Newton threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Cory 

Down 1 7- 1 3, the Eagles were determined to regain the lead before 
halftime, Quarterback Jeff Kelly led the way to victory by throwing a 19- 
yard completion to Sherrod Gideon and a 14-yard pass to Todd Pinkston. 
Kelly then scrambled for a 22-yard gain, putting the Eagles 1 2 yards away 
from taking the lead. On fourth-and-short. Derrick Nix took the hand-off 
and scored, giving the Eagles a 20-17 lead. 

The second half belonged to the Golden Eagle defense, which 
allowed only 1 16 total yards. The Eagles also forced a critical turnover in 
the third quarter when defensive end Adalius Thomas sacked New ton. 
forcing a fumble, which was recovered by Cedric Scott. A 25-yard field 
goal by Brant Hannah resulted, extending the Eagles' lead to 23- 1 7. 

As expected, Thomas was voted Most Valuable Player of the 4 1 si 
annual Liberty Bowl, after having a team-high eight tackles and the team's 
only sack. Thomas said after the game that the defense took care of 
business in the Liberty Bowl. 

"We gained respect for the conference, the state and our 
program," Thomas Said. 

As a result of the victory, the Eagles rose to 1 3th in the USA 
Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and 14th in the Associated Press Poll: the 
highest a Southern Miss team has ever finished in end-of-season rankings. 

"Our ranking is a clear indication of how good our team is." said 
head coach Jeff Bower. 

Liberty Bowl 31 

Black and Gold Fever 

Two Bits, Four Bits 

School Spirit at Southern Miss 


(Top) The lead singer of King Konga whips the crowd 
at the Fountain into a frenzy. (Middle) Seymour 
marches to the sound of The Pride. (Bottom) A young 
fan enjoys a Coke while he cheers on the Golden 
Eagles (and possibly an older sibling). 

Story By: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the University of Southern 
Mississippi is that every time students cross a street, enter a building, or 
step into a new classroom, they are likely to come face-to-face with fel- 
low students that hail from a foreign country. However, it is not just stu- 
dents being of differing nationalities that make this campus diverse. No it 
is everything from the fact that some of us are young, some old. we have 
different interests and look to different organizations to entertain or sup- 
port us. However, one thing that we all have in common is just the plain 
fact that we are all students and faculty at the University of Southern 

However, for many students, that common bond means little more than 
that we all pay money to the same place. Unfortunately, the days of great 
students body unity seem to be fading as we concentrate more on the 
future than on our heritage and what it means to be part of a great univer- 
sity with a proud history. For whatever reason, students do not seem to 
feel the bonds that used to signify university life. 

On this campus, however, there are still those students who feel that to 
attend a university is to be a part of something greater than just the day- 
to-day drag of going to classes. These students that you see attending 
every home game faithfully, even if they don't really care about sports, or 
volunteering with outreach programs, even if they don't have time. For 
those students, school spirit is not something that they think about — it is 
just a way of life. 

Some of these students who have made school spirit a key aspect of 
their college experience have joined forces to create the concept of "The 
Varsity". The purpose of this movement is to have the entire student 
body be known as "The Varsity", giving all students a common bond. 
Not an organization, this group's very reason for existing is to stir stu- 
dents into taking pride in Southern Miss. In 2000. an initiative will go 
before the Southern Miss Student Senate to have the student body offi- 
cially recognized as 'The Varsity". Whether or not this initiative passes 
the Senate, the students working with "The Varsity" have proven that to 
have school spirit, you must show it. 

Yes, we all know that the main purpose of attending a university is to 
become better educated and to receive our degrees. However, a universi- 
ty should also be a place w here loyalties and memories are formed. What 
better way to do this than by showing pride in the places and people you 
spend four or five of the best years of your life with? 

Spirit 33 

Going My 

Bicycles become the easiest 
\ A /o% *0 way to nagivate 
V Vdy ( the campus. 

Story By: LaTasha S. McBride 

A new rage has taken over our cam- 
pus. No longer do we have to worry about 
the hassle of parking or waiting in long lines 
for decals. Yes, those days are over! The 
students of USM have taken it upon them- 
selves to trade in their car keys for a helmet 
and some kneepads. Students have found 
a healthy and exciting way of transporta- 
tion - riding bikes! 

To most, riding a bike is not the 
ideal source of transportation, but it sure 
does beat the struggle of looking for a place 
to park. With USM s growing population, 
students are as likely to find a parking place 
as a needle in a haystack, unless they choose 
to park a few blocks from campus. 

However, parking is not the only 
reason why so many are taking part in 
"Pedal Mania". Many bike riders feel that 
bikes are a much safer and healthier way 
to ride. 

Another reason that students turn 
to bikes for transportation is the weather. 
"With such beautiful weather, walking or 
riding a bike is the only way to really enjoy 
it," said Kara Thorton, a junior Marketing 

Students are not the only ones who 
have turned to bikes. Bikes have made pa- 
trolling the campus a much easier task. 
How exciting to see many of our campus 
police officers whizzing by on bikes! 

However, despite the popularity of 
bike riding, some students say they would 
never ride a bike on campus. 

"Riding a bike is for people who 
either don't have a car or live close to cam- 
pus", said History major John Butler. Well, 
the living close to campus part may be true, 
but many students simply feel that riding a 
bike is just as good as driving, only a little 
slower; especially uphill. 

Perhaps the question that is on 
everyone's mind is will pedal mania last? 
The question is yet to be answered, but a 
bike might be on my school-shopping list 
for next year! What about you? 

Riding a bike between 
classes makes the task of 
getting where yon need to be 
a lot easier. The longer yon 
ride, the better the cardio 

34 Student Life 

Bicycles are not cars, but often share the road with larger and 
heavier vehicles. Remember to follow' the rules of the road. 

Bicvcles 35 

n Trying Times 

Religious organizations offer students strength and hope 

(Top) Carrie Sellers of the Crossroads Student 
Ministry raises her voice in song. (Middle) Two 
students stand unified in prayer. (Bottom) Donna 
Smith and Elizabeth Bonner join hands to pray 
for one another. 

Story By: Natalie S. Everett 

Being in the Bible Belt makes the 
University of Southern Mississippi automatically 
possess a large number of Christians, but to say 
that this belief dominates the campus would not 
do justice to the immense diversity that exists on 

Christians are of course a major part of this 
campus, with such organizations as the Catholic 
Student Association, the Baptist Student Union, 
and the Reformed University Fellowship available 
to help Christians evolve in their faith. 

However, some students feel that this 
division of faiths leads to a loss of brother and 
sisterhood among Christians who should be 
unified in their pursuit of God. 

""\ tend to participate more in small bible 
studies than in the larger organizations because I 
feel that my relationship with God can be 
overshadowed by large group activities," Tanya 
O'Neal, a senior English major said. "When you 
focus on the social aspects of the organizations, 
you can sometimes forget about the importance of 
a one-on-one relationship with God,'"' said O'Neal. 

There are many reasons for students to 
become involved with religious organizations on 
campus. Students make new friends, share in 
social activities, deepen their faith and form 
support networks, all of which help to make the 
college experience more rewarding. 

Some students feel secure in their own 
beliefs. Some are reluctant to understand or 
experience other beliefs. However, the true nature 
of the college experience is to journey outside of 
the confines of our own lives and broaden our 
mental and spiritual horizons. 

Relisiious I ife 37 

ollege was for many of us 
the bridge of adolescence 
to adulthood. We took advantage 
of every opportunity to party 
and learned the hard way to live 
on our own. After a while, we 
began to realize that we weren't 
just sleeping in class anymore. 
We became intrigued by that one 
special professor who forced us 
to think and made us realize we 
had valid ideas and an opinion. 
More than grades, somewhere 
among 8:00 a.m. classes at the 
Liberal Arts Building, our | 
frantic search for just one 
scantron sheet, and dodging all 
the construction at Southern % 
Miss, we came upon something 
that filled an empty space inside 
and made us all feel like family. 



G0B/3&9& O c J r JJ{& <JUUS 

By: Spring-Serenit) O'Neal 

The College of the Arts offers one of the most 
rigorous and rewarding educational experiences at the 
University of Southern Mississippi. Students must not 
only take the same core curriculum as any other 
student, they must also dedicate every spare moment to 
rehearsing the skills that will make them better 
musicians, artist, actors, and dancers. 

However, for those who truly love the art they 
study, these requirements are pursued diligently and 
with joy. 

"Musicians love what they do, so it's not 
unusual to see us practicing until late into the night," 
Jennifer Hall, a junior music major, said. 

With many qualified and experienced 
teachers, music majors have strong guiding forces as 
they pursue their academic and musical educations. 

"The teachers are very serious about what 
they teach and about their students," Hall said. 

The school of music also provides much 
public entertainment with events such as jazz and 
percussion concerts. 

The art department develops the skills of 

aspiring artists. Artists must spend equally rigorous 
hours per day drawing, sketching, painting and 
sculpting, always in pursuit of the perfect image. 

The theater and dance departments allow 
students to bring their imaginations to life, to stun 
audiences with emotion and revel in the ultimate joy 
— the crash of applause that heralds a performance 
well done. 

The College of Arts also works to involve 
the community in its events, offering programs for 
children to learn music, dance and art. These include 
opportunities at every level, from the Repertoire 
Orchestra for young students, to acting workshops 
and many concert performance that are open to the 

Another outlet for student and community 
involvement is the Woods Art Gallery, which features 
several art exhibits throughout the year. 

By involving the community in the great 
gift of art, the College of the Arts is one of the most 
popular aspects of the University of Southern 

The Carillion hand hel 
choir prepares lor 
competition. I he 
handbell choir even 
participated in a 
European tour during 
the summer of 200(1. 

40 Academics 

I Ik- Orchestra rehearses before another stellar 

performance. 7%o/o 6y: /TTac/lent/e layers. 

Dance major Kristen Bardreaux stretches during 

class warm-ups. I he dance department at USM 
has been growing since its humble beginnings in 

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College of the Arts 41 

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By: Spring-Serenitj O'Neal 

While many students lock themselves in 
libraries, sleep for hours to avoid the harsh light of 
day, kick back with friends, or just waste time, 
those dedicated students involved with art 
productions at USM work hard to bring high-class, 
quality entertainment to this campus. 

In the last year, students and the public 
have been dazzled by many outstanding perfor- 
mances at the hands of these talented artists. 

The theater department at USM has been 
honored and highly praised for its production of 
"The Rimers of Eldrich". This play, featuring 
haunting music and painfully realistic characters, 
was invited to participate in the American College 
Theater Festival at both the state and regional 

These invitations led to the great honor 
of being invited to perform on the national level 
at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 
19 lh and 20"'. R.B. Hill, who retires this year from 
the USM faculty, directed this play. 

"This was a great honor to receive, since 
R.B. Hill will be retiring this year," said Stephen 
Judd, set designer for the play. 

In a highly celebrated event, internation- 
ally aclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma journied to USM to 
perform for area music lovers. Yo-Yo Ma joined the 
USM Symphony Orchestra in the Mississippi 
premiere of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1. 

This marked the ten-time grammy winner's 
first performance in Misssissippi. 

In what have become must-see events for 
many, the USM Steel Drum Band and Samba Bands 
held their concerts to sold-out audiences. 

With a flair for the artistic and a love of 
involving the crowd, John Wooten, professor of 
percussion, led his bands through selections of 
Caribbean music. 

In a year filled with stunning performnces 
and many honors, the family of USM performers has 
proven once again their talent and their ability to 
hold audiences spellbound. 

Reknowned baritone 
Robert Sims was a 
featured performer during 
lihick Histor) Month. 

7%a/o fy Wat/em,<? l&yer., 

42 Academics 

I he jazz hand performs a wonderful piece for 
a dazzled audience. 7 J /,o/o £». rS/ ef ,/j a n„- /Tr (;,„//,„</> 

Graduate student Jason Johnson stats as Skelh in 
I he Rimers of I: Idrich which was directed b\ R B 

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Arts Productions 43 

Cjolieae of jSusiness^Adminhfration 

As the world becomes steadily more 
globally and economically competitive, future 
businessmen and women will effect eveiy aspect 
of how our world works. At the College of 
Business Administration at USM, the training of 
these future leaders is of the utmost importance. 

"The classes business students take are 
always up-to-date and relevant to the job fields we 
will be entering," said Court Duvall, a senior 
finance major. With a market ever-changing, this 
current information allows students the best 
possible chances to enter the job force. 

However, it is not just the information 
gives these students an edge, but the teachers who 
work closely with the students. 

"The business professors almost always 
have real-world experience in the fields that they 
teach about, so they are very knowledgable," 
Duvall said. "They also are receptive to questions 
that students have and are always willing to help 

Dr. Doll) I oyd leaches 
her livel) MK I 444 

By: Spring-Serenit) O'Neal 

students in need." 

The bond between students and teachers 
creates an atmosphere for success. Since the 
college was founded in 1947, it has flourished. 
The college has its own magazine, connections to 
international colleges which attract exchange 
students, and has received numerous awards in past 

"There is an atmosphere here that is 
wonderful for learning," Duvall said. "Group 
activity is pervasive, and students are encouraged 
to participate." 

For many students, professors are simply 
those people that force them to attend class and do 
homework when they would rather sleep. However, 
within the walls of the business classes, students 
find that their teachers are key in the process of 
learning and developing skills that will serve them 
as they enter an ever changing job market. 

44 Academies 

Carolyn Shank, CEO ol Entergj Corporation, 
brings real-world experience to a M(>l 300 class. 
Professors often in\ ite guest lecturers to 
supplement regular course work. 7 j /,„/„ /, 9 

9/tacJrent/e 'Xoyers 

College of Business Administration 45 

tjauca/ion and J sucnolo 


When you think of the College of 
Education and Psychology you might think of 
teachers and "shrinks." The college trains two 
of the most important occupations in society 

At the University of Southern Missis- 
sippi, the College of Education and Psychology 
is one of the oldest and most honored colleges 
of the institution. It is well accredited, well 
staffed, and noted not only in this state, but all 
over the nation for its excellence in the field of 
education and psychology. 

The teaching programs offered 
through the colleges are accepted nationwide 
as quality training for teaching professionals 
and has received accreditation from The 
National Council for Accreditation of Teachers 

The council oversees programs 
offered at various institutions to insure the 
quality of the programs. Because of its high 
standards, the college was noted for meeting 
and exceeding requirements. 

By: Tamara M Nelson 

The education department is one of 23 
institutions in the nation to meet such high stan- 
dards of accreditation at such a high level. The 
department of education offers a variety of programs 
and has an excellent success rate among graduates. 

Also well regarded is the psychology 
department. 1 1 is one of fifteen schools that has full 
accreditation in all three applicable areas from the 
American Psychological Association. It is also one in 
five of universities designated to be a "Center of 

The program cited as being in the top ten 
programs in the nation in productivity. It is one of 
the largest undergraduate programs in the univer- 
sity. The college is truly great in all areas and 
continues to strive for excellence. 

As every one makes plans for the millennium 
the College of Education ands Psychology has one 
basic plan: upgrading, upgrading, and upgrading. 
The year 2000 is the year of the College of Education 
and Psychology. 

Students in a Psychol- 
ogy class trv to finish 
their work. 7>/lo/o fy 

Waclfem/e /Savers 


46 Academics 


^ *($*£ %* 


cm child" development 

I ho University's Childcare facility is well used 
by many students, faculty, and staff who have 

a home in or around Hattiesburg. The center is 
also the place of employment for some 
students. '7a./,. /,,. &,■/,■/«■ Ao<?e,i 

Kelli Commarato swings a child in her care at the Univer- 
sity Day Care Center. The center serves many children 
whose parents have an affiliation with the University 

Education & Psvcholoev 47 

Jieaun and Jiuman Sciences 

The College of Health and Human 
Sciences has been steadily increasing the 
number of enrolled students since its found- 
ing in 1988. 

This college includes the School of 
Social Work, School of Family and Con- 
sumer Sciences, School of Human Perfor- 
mance and Recreation, Department of 
Hospitality Management, and the Center for 
Community Health. 

"Improving the health and well-being 
of individuals, families and communities" is 
the mission of this college. To better prepare 
students for their chosen careers, the pro- 
grams include field experiences, practicum 
and internships, which allow hands-on 

By: Chiquita Fonquita Deseree 

contact and personal experiences in the 
students 1 specific field of study in the com- 
munity. In fact, the College of Health and 
Human Sciences takes a large role in the 
community through its students, having 
dedicated 1 69, 079 hours to serving the 

Through the hard work and dedica- 
tion of the students and faculty, a large 
number of the students receive jobs in their 
career field. 

The effective interaction between the 
faculty and students attributes substantial ly to 
the success of the students. This student- 
centered college remains focused on the 
success and well being of its students 

Students listen 
attentively to a lecture. 

T'/mfa 61/ TKac/Lenz/e '!■>.,.: i 

48 Academics 

Students in a social work class work together to 
complete an assignment. ~ J /m/a /„, &a»* 'T...,. • 

Dr. Dolores Williams presents informa- 
tion to a social work class In this rapidly 
changing field there is always something new 
for both teachers and students to learn 

I lealth and I luman Si iem es 19 

Sfnternafional and vjontinuing ClxJucation 

The College of International and 
Continuing Education constantly strives to provide 
programs that stimulate the minds of students on a 
more internationally conscious basis. When it 
comes to broadening your horizons, the possibili- 
ties are endless. The education and experiences 
gained through the numerous programs offered by 
this college are those that will last a lifetime. 

"The college is an entrepreneurial 
academic unit. This is perhaps what makes this 
college such an important force on campus as well 
as in regions abroad," said Tim Hudson, dean of the 
College of International and Continuing Education. 

New changes such as the new international 
Ph.D. program have made many stand up and take 
notice. In addition, programs functioning on the 
international level have been established in 
Vietnam, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Spain. The 
British Studies program and new exchange relation- 
ships with France and Mexico are also areas that 
promise to be a great success. 

The English Language Institute is a vital 
part of the department, continuing to provide 
foreign students with a chance to improve their 
language skills as well as 

By: LaTasha S. McBride 

to build new relationships that otherwise 
would not be possible. The classroom setting, 
intensive workload and training prepare many 
for regular English classes after only an 8-week 

Continuing education is a driving 
force in education. After starting with two 
programs, there are now 50 in progress. The 
number of students involved in this aspect of 
the university is steadily rising. 

Also, the Hattiesburg campus and 
Gulf Coast campus are interacting more than 
ever. With many new ideas being explored, 
there is much anticipation as to what will 
happen next. 

The College of International and 
Continuing Education is committed to offering 
opportunities for students to study abroad. 

Faculty and staff are taking all the 
necessary steps to ensure the best education 
possible by attending workshops and taking 
part in professional development seminars. 

Dr. Micheal 
Harrison helps Eric 
Williamson process 
images for a remote 
sensing project, which 
the geography 
department is 
currently working on. 
The department is 
part of the College of 
Continuing Education. 

7 J /m/o 6* Wac/h;u,e A J ,,r„;; 

50 Academics 

Internationa] students perform a traditional 
Columbian dance. They capture their audience, 
at Turtle Creek Mall in Hattiesburg, with their 

grace and colorful costumes. 7W„ m,/,™, //<■,/ 

Left, a student works on a geography project in tin- 
computer lab. 7'/m/o 6y //Tai/vnoe 

International and Continuing Education 51 


The College of Liberal Arts is unsurpassed in 
its diversity. Since seperating from the College of 
Science and Technology in 1970, the College of 
Liberal Arts has experienced steady growth and now 
houses over three thousand students and more than 
150 full and part-time faculty. 

As a result of this growth The College of 
Liberal Arts moved to a new $1 1 million building on 
the west side of campus in the fall of 1999. 

The new building was designed to alleviate 
space problems that have plagued the College of 
Liberal Arts for many years. 

"The building is 86,000 square feet and now 
houses seven departments of the College of Liberal 
Arts," Steve Hauer, assistant dean of the College of 
Liberal Arts said. 

These seven departments included anthro- 
pology and religion, political science, history, 
criminal justice, English, foreign language, philoso- 
phy and religion and the Dean's office. 

This move has been especially beneficial for 
the members of the department of anthropology and 

B) : Angelic Daw kins 

and Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

sociology, Dr. Edwin Jackson, Chair of the depart- 
ment said. 

"This move was really good for our depart- 
ment because this is the first time the anthropology 
and sociology departments have been housed 
together in 15 years," Jackson said. 

Though the building still lacks some 
finishing touches, the faculty and staff are pleased 
with the building. Now, with seminar rooms, new 
space for the Writing Center, added office space and 
the Gonzales Auditorium, the College of Liberal Arts 
faculty and students have the needed space to teach 
and learn. 

"The biggest positive is the classrooms," Joe 
Parker, professor of political science said. "The 
classrooms we had before were small, dark and 
cramped, but now we have larger, tiered classrooms." 

This leads to better interaction and under- 
standing between teachers and students, Parker said. 

"We can make eye contact with our students 
now instead of dealing with the grade school-style 
desks and chairs we had before," Parker said. 

This quote is one of 
main featured in the 
new $1 I million dollar 
Liberal Arts Building. 
All quotes featured were 
chosen by I iberal Arts 
faculty members. 

7'/m/,> fy: fflac£enz/e !Xoyer.t. 

52 Academies 

Paul Mclnnis (left) and Robert Sidawaj find a 
lew precious moments to study. After exhausting 
funds for constructing the new building, officials 
are depending on donations to complete landscap- 
ing plans. 7'/,o/„ Ay: fflac/em/e papers. 

In a mix of new-age and old-fashioned architec- 
ture, these columns in front of the new Liberal 
Arts Building welcome students to enter and learn 

■7'/,,,/,, 6y. Wac-Zlenz/e foyers. 

Liberal Arts 53 




A group led by Sister Mary Remegius 
(Elizabeth C. Haikins) established the USM 
College of Nursing in 1967 in response to the 
American Nurses Association position that 
nursing education should be placed under the 
auspice of degree-granting institutions. 

The School of Nursing became a college 
in 1997 with Dr. Gerry Cadenhead as dean. 
Cadenhead has since worked hard to put the 
College of Nursing among the top in the region. 

"The College of Nursing enjoys a fine 
reputation for an outstanding faculty, highly 
qualified students, and graduates who become 
leaders in nursing in the south and in the nation," 
Cadenhead said. 

This college has campuses in 
Hattiesburg, Long Beach, and Meridian. It serves 
the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi, Louisiana 
and Alabama with eight colleges offering 
bachelor, master, and new doctoral degrees, 
including one of the oldest honors programs in 
the nation and an outstanding international 
studies program. 


I his emblem is a s\ mbol ol 
those who practice medicine. 
I his is not a s\ mbol for 
doctors only, but Foi nurses as 
u ell. /'/„,/„ /„. 7<, nva O-'Xea/ 


B> : Shana Nelson 

Through these outlets, students who are 
dedicated to serving the needs of others receive 
many opportunities to learn. 

However, with these opportunities comes 
much hard work and strict requirements that 
students must follow in order to receive their 
license to serve. 

Students who are deicated enough to 
make it through these requirements are now being 
offered a way to further pursue their education. 

In 1999, the USM Graduate School 
announced the addition of a doctor of philosophy 
degree (Ph.D.) in nursing. This new program 
admitted its first students in fall 1999. 

The goal of the program is to prepare 
leaders in all areas of professional nursing who 
have a strong foundation in research methods and 
theory development. 

As nursing continues to be a career in very 
high demand, the College of Nursing at USM 
prepares students for the rigors and joys of nursing 
and gives patients the assurance that they are well 
cared for. 

54 Academies 

Dana Edwards allows Beth Eastland to examine 

her ankle for class. Main classes arc held in Ihe 
Nursing I ah for juniors and seniors who plan to 

entei the field. 7'/i„/„ /, y T/Cac/fenz/e 'flayers. 

College o( Nursing 55 

Science and Uecnnologu 

In an ever changing world of 
computers, inventions and new scientific 
knowledge, the College of Science and 
Technology at USM works to meet the 
demand for well trained, capable scientists. 

To that end, faculty and staff at the 
college make strong efforts to insure that their 
students overcome freshman troubles and stay 
in college. 

"Our Freshman Mentor Program pairs 
one student with one faculty member and 
allows them to build a realtionship based on 
mutual interests that are not necesarrily 
acedemic," Rbin Barnett, assistant dean in 
charge of student relations said. 

These interests include Halloween 
and Valentine socials, as well as participating 
in the American Cancer Society's Relay for 

"We dedicate our participation in the 
relay to two geology professors who have 
passed away, Dan Sundeen and Chris 
Cameron," said Barnett. 

This program, now in its sixth year, 
accomplished its goal by helping all of the 
freshman class of science students stay in 

Bv Heather Himverfoni 


"The national drop out rate is about 50 
percent," Barnett said. "But with our program we 
acheived 100 percent retention of our students." 
But it is not just the freshmen that Barnett and others 
struggle to keep in school. 

"The freshman year is key in that students 
need help adjusting," Barnett said. 

However, sophmores through seniors are 
also assisted, with recognition for high grades and 
assistence with finding career opportunities after 

"We try to encourage them and help them 
deal with all areas of student life, as well as what 
happens after school," Barnett said. 

But it is not just those students with a 
passion for science that pass through the many 
science and technology classes on campus. 

Because of USM's core curriculum require- 
ments to take one mathematics course and two lab 
science courses, this college has taken part in the 
education of almost every student at USM. 

With so many students of different back- 
grounds and goals to work with, this college is very 
student oriented and strives to maintain a strong 
working relationship with its students. 

The fohnson Science 
Tower is one of the 
buildings used to 
house the Science 
department. At 1(1 
stories it is the tallest 
building on campus. 

r '/, n / r ,A,. I i,ll,.„r ' . V,,,,,,./,,. 

5(i Academic's 

The Johnson Science Tower computer lab is one 
of the two main Libs on campus run by The 
College of Science and technology. It is 
frequented primarily by Science students. 7 J / m /„ 

61. (),//„,«■ ~ <S/,a, K -/,e 

Dr. Brady Rimes explains the Towers of Hanoi problem 
to his CSC 307 class. The problem is one of many crea- 
tive ways Dr. Rimes uses to teach students and keep 
them interested in learning :, / ,.:>,>/„ / #>„■/,«•/<< 

Science and Technology 57 

cjraduafe Q^cnooJ 

By: Shnna Nelson 

Caps in the air, people cheer, cameras 
flash, students file out-yes, you have graduated! 

Welcome to a new beginning, now what? 
For many students, the answer lies in the graduate 

Graduate education represents the 
highest level of advanced study used acquire a 
master, specialist, or doctoral degree in an 
academic college. 

The graduate school was established in 
1947 to recognize the university's growing respon- 
sibilities as a center of higher learning and provide 
an academic environment in which advanced 
research and free inquiry could develop to the 
advantage of both the and smdent and the state. 

Like the national graduate student 

population, the numbers of graduate students 
here are at a constant level. Presently, there are 
over 2700 men and women involved in eighty 
advanced degree programs. 

Dr. Anselm C. Griffin, the dean who 
oversee this school executes the policies 
determined by the Graduate Council . He 
believes a student's graduate school experience 
should be filled with excitement and with the 
challenge to stretch the student's abilities to 
the fullest. 

"The new millennium looks promising 
and we at the graduate school are in a good 
position to provide a pleasant academic 
environment which both stimulates and 
rewards your growth," Griffin said. 

Stephanie Bullock 

is a graduate student 
working on a Masters 
in Business Adminis- 
tration. She has a 
graduate assistantship 
position in the Union. 

7'/m/n mAfliMoi/ 

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5X Academics 

A graduate worker at the University Center for 
Child Development carefully watches the 
children she is in charge of. ~ /„■>,. />,. ^v, aw/.- 

[udson Ldwards is working towards a PhD in International 
Development. I le is busv on a project that the Geography 
Department is currentlv being lunded lor. r /V ..-. ■ /.„ 

Vf~actvru,v '7,'-„,' , 

Graduate School 59 



To broaden and deepen, to enhance and enrich 
students" undergraduate experience; to offer them a 
broadly based curriculum as we introduce them to 
courses and subjects that they wouldn't have an 
opportunity to take otherwise -- this is the purpose of 
USM's Honors College according to Dean Maurine 

This attitude of excellence through exposure 
has resulted in a continued pattern of success as the 
Honor College boasts students who prove triumphant in 
national and state competition. 

One such student this year is Lance Brown 
winner of a coveted Truman Fellowship. He is also 
listed on the USA Today's All Academic Team roster for 

In the past two years the college has been home 
to one of only three science students recognized 
nationally as Goldwater Scholars. USM's Honors 
College has also been home to two of the four Rhodes 
Scholar finalists chosen from the state of Mississippi 
during the past year. One such student finalist this year 
is Mohammed Ali. 

Students in the llonors 
College must attend 
( olloquium, a special 

elass for them onl\ . 
I he elass is rigorous, but 
the students aeeept its <*'"' 
challenge. ~ J /,n/a fy i„„A,y 

~'l ~/„;,/,a/,/ 




By: Natalie S. Everett 

The Honors College is achieving its 
purpose by giving its students graduate experi- 
ence in undergraduate research. Students from 
each of the University's colleges comprise the 
Honors College. Each of these students gains 
expanded insight through the University Foreign 
Lecture Series. The college offers credit for the 
series to non-honors students. The college also 
offers guidance to those students outside of the 
college who wish to compete for the Rhodes 
Scholarship and Truman Fellowships. 

The Honors College Ambassadors, a 
committee of upperclassmen in the college are the 
new 'Southern Style' of the Honors College. This 
group will be acting as representative for the 
college and will be helping in future recruitment 
of prospective students as well. 

The Honors College is helping the 
University of Southern Mississippi lead the way in 
providing leaders well equipped to take on the 
ever-changing demands. 


60 Academics 

Gretehen Raw gives her point ol view during a 
discussion on Honors Review Day. She is an active 
member of the Honors College Ambassadors. ~/„.t,< 

Assistant Dean. Andrea Hewitt, discusses some matters 
ol the college with her colleague, Claudette Landrum 

Honors College 61 

iSOomen y s/ JSlacA ^History 

When we concentrate on the future, we 
are compelled to remember the past. When we 
remember the past, we reflect on the progress that 
we have made through the years. 

The struggles and trials of the pioneers of 
development and progression are remembered 
every year as the faculty and students of USM take 
time to pay tribute to all those who have helped 
pave the way for so many individuals. 

During Black History and Women's 
History months all races and genders come 
together to express their love and appreciation for 
all of those who have structured our past, contin- 
ued the struggle and provided a strong foundation 
for the future. 

The USM community brought both 
education and entertainment to the campus with 
various activities and programs that would enable 
students to both reflect and appreciate the 
struggles of so many individuals. 

All areas of the campus did their part in 

By: I nTnslm S. McBride 

implementing and illuminating the contributions of 
both African-Americans and women in the areas of art, 
science, music, and literature. 

The numerous activities included forums, 
seminars, and programs. A major event that has 
become a huge part of Black History month is the 
annual march on Kennard Washington Hall. This 
march gives students, staff, and the community the 
opportunity to unite for the continuation of progress. 

Also, USM was fortunate to have Victoria 
Gray Adams, a civil rights leader in Mississippi 
during the 1%0's, here to speak about her many life 
changing events. USM's Services and Resources for 
Women sponsored numerous events that focused on 
the education, health, and success of women both past 
and present. 

Both Black and Women's History months 
were welcomed and enjoyed by the university, 
bringing students and staff together to express 
gratitude for all of those who have come before and 
those who are continuing the progress. 

I he ( )rchestra is one ot 
many places young 
women can displaj their 
talents at I ISM. Here 
Pilar M inarm and 
Whitney Allen 
intently practice then 
cellos 7>/,„/ n ,„6„, M ;/ 



62 Academics 


Dr. Yolanda Taylor, a professor oi Biolog) at 

Xavier University gives a speech to the student 
bod) present at the March on kennard-Washing- 
ton Hall. Her presentation uplifted the spirit and 
enlightened the crowd. 7 J /,„/„ /„ •/„,/,„ ~„,/, vr 

Students show respect for the Civil Rights 
Movement during the March on Kennard Wash- 
ington Hall. I his is one oi man) student activities, 
which the NAACP plans yearl) for Black Histor) 
Month. TV,,,/,, 6,, .%</<,» 7„,£e, 

Women's Black History 63 

(L)/uaen/ ^Affairs 

By: LaTasha S. McBride 

The University of Southern Mississippi brings 
together thousands of students who not only welcome 
education, but also embrace it. However, for nearly 
15,000 students attending this great university, this 
would be impossible if not for the irreplaceable 
foundation that this university stands upon - Student 

Though classes are of primary importance, 
there are numerous divisions within the university that 
weave together many different aspects of college life. 
The Office of Student Support Services aids in the 
classroom settings by taking part in every aspect of the 

The Counseling Center is committed to 
providing psychological support and advice to all 
those in need. 

Student Health Services, another department 
within Student Affairs, is committed to providing 
students with the best health care possible. Though 
nothing compares to a mother's care, the Student 
Health Services on this campus comes extremely close. 

The University Police Department is 

always to the rescue of students in need. This year 
has brought many new changes to UPD, such as the 
addition of the new K-9 member of their family. The 
University is equipped with over 20 full-time 
officers who are ready and willing to help. Whether 
it's with safety program on campus or a simple 
escort to your car, they always get the job done. 

The Residence Life division provides 
many students with a place to call home. After a 
good night's rest, it's off to the Commons for a 
nice, nutritious meal. The Food Services division 
and Residence Life work together to keep us all 
healthy and happy. 

As the future nears, many changes are yet 
to come. Numerous efforts are continuing to be 
made in an attempt to help students adjust and 
enjoy their years at USM. Whether it's a new 
Students Life Center or new residence halls, 
changes are definitely on the rise for Student 
Affairs as well. Though the campus is steadily 
changing, one thing is for sure - USM just keeps 
getting better. 


I leather Nicholson is 
one ol man) people al 
the student employmenl 
office who help students 
laid on and off-campus 
jobs thai u ill 111 their 
bus) school schedules. 

7'/,,,/,, /„, i:,„J,ty r/AcUaM. 


64 Academics 

For those students who struggle to register for and 
drop classes mi time, Janice Bodie, in the registrar' 
office is to the rescue! '7>/,„/t> fy tiim/.wr, r//im/, a M. 

Skill members of the Freshman Year Experience 
dress up Id show their Eagle Pride (and their sense 
of humor) b\ participating in the annual staff 
Halloween costume contest. Pictured left to right 
are Olivia llamil, graduate assistant; Michael 
Stark, graduate assistant; Kim Moistner-Barllelt. 
director; ami Andrea Merrill, administrative 

assistant. 7'/jo/h fy.' 7/oMy 7irrr/w>rit/yfi. 

Student Affairs 65 


While the campus sleeps, and the week- 
ends of most are filled with laundry and noon-time 
breakfast, the day of an Air Force ROTC cadet is 
almost over. Cadets gain leadership training, 
camaraderie and sense of community. 

"The Air Force Reserve Officer Training 
Corps is designed to produce leaders for the Air 
Force and better citizens for America," said Major 
Linda Mathews. 

To prepare for their careers, the fifty 
cadets and five permanent party cadets who form 
the USM AFROTC do much more than the 
demanding physical training depicted in military 
movies. These men and women participate in 
battle scenarios and other activities designed to 
enhance leadership and logic problem solving 

During the fall semester, cadets partici- 
pated in a paint ball war in Biloxi. In "Laser 
Mania", the cadets also experienced the difficul- 
ties that are bound to arise when one's leadership 
is tested. 

By: Natalie S. Everett 

In addition to these activities, the AFROTC 
joined the community in supporting several blood 
drives during the fall and spring semesters. The 
organization also sponsored a 5K charity run in the 
spring along with a Laser Tag tournament. The 
AFROTC currently sponsors a highway cleanup 
project for Memorial Drive in Hattiesburg. These 
activities encourage community involvement and 
support for those in need. 

Another outlet for cadets to get out of the 
classroom and for civilians to get involved with 
the cadets is Angel Flight Silver Wings. This group is 
an organization that cadets and civilians alike can 
join as they work toward improving their academic 
experience and community involvement. 

The cadets who form the Color Guard for 
the AFROTC work with the Army ROTC to present 
color for USM home sports games. The AFROTC 
Color Guard also holds an annual Veterans Day vigil 
in downtown Hattiesburg. 

In all that the AFROTC cadets do, their 
commitment to their community, school, and country 
shines through. 

After a semester's worth 
of hard work, these Air 
Force ROTC members 
perform the Grog Bowl 

Procedure. TYmln h,j llatu 

66 Academics 

The crew salutes during one of many practices. 

V/iulubu. Cap/am 7?/c/l TiaJiai 

Robert Trest prepares for a field 
exercise by applying facial camoflauge. 

Wiolo /, t/ ( 'aplain 7?ic/i 7>al/ei 

Education & Psychology 67 


CnrmuJ^. U. J. O. 

By: LaTasha McBride 

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps 
at Southern Miss is a program that combines 
courses in military science with hands-on training 
for military expertise. 

Many USM students have taken advan- 
tage of this program that is designed not only to 
create academic challenges, but those of leader- 
ship and management skills as well. 

Physical training is not the only thing 
that military science focuses on. Since this is a 
program that promotes both mental and physical 
education, the military science curriculum consists 
of everything from guidance and personnel 
services to survival techniques. Through these 
classes, as well as other training that students 
encounter outside of the classroom, students are 
introduced to many situations that may involve 
military action both on and off the field. 

Though there is a lot of work involved in 
the ROTC, there is plenty of room for fun. 

USM's ROTC program offers students a 
chance to be involved in many organizations on 
campus. These organizations, both professional 
and social, 

serve as a way to better implement the goals of 
achievement and service. The ROTC organizations 
include Ranger Challenge Team, Rifle Team, 
Ranger Company and the National Society of 
Scabbard and Blade. 

The mission of the ROTC is to commis- 
sion the future officer leadership of the United 
States Army. Through several years of intensive 
training and experience, ROTC graduates are 
leaders, thinkers and decision makers. They are 
self-disciplined, self-determined and capable of 
taking on the leadership of the United States Army. 

After completing the University of 
Southern Mississippi Army Reserve Officer 
Training Corps you are fully prepared to face any 
challenge or obstacle that life has to offer. 

^ g\ 

Erika Pernell proves 
that women am be us 
successful as men in 
what Ilu'y endeavor to 
do. Pernell is pictured 
here sealing a wall in 
her Army uniform, 

6S Academies 

Jack Stuart and Ray Pemberton 
help their buddy to cross the 
rope bridge made earlier by other 
members of the team. 

Spencer Wallace and Ions Dalcour 
prepare their team's rope bridge for 
later events, 

Army ROTC M 


Each year several students are selected from the graduating class for recognition in the Hall of Fame. The competition is fierce! 
Pictured below are the nine new inductees, each of whom has made a name for themselves as an outstanding student and 
leader. Judging is based on overall academic acheivement, extracurricular participation and service to the community and 
the university. Congratulations to the nine newest members of the Hall Of Fame! 

Mohammad Add Ali was awarded seven different scholarships that he utilized while at USM. This Hattiesburg native was 
honored to receive a Leadership Scholarship, USM Academic Excellence Scholarship, USM Honors College Scholarship, 
Mississippi Eminent Scholar Award, Freshman Year Experience Scholarship, Southern Society for Coatings Technology 
Scholarship and the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant. Mohammad was also veiy active on campus. His activities 
included Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, Gamma 
Beta Phi, Lambda Sigma, VISION, University Activities Council, Student Alumni Association, Alpha-Epsilon Delta Pre- 
Medical Society, the Honors College, Honors Student Association, College of Science and Technology Ambassador, SGA, 
Residence Hall Association and other campus organizations. In addition he was named The Oustanding Freshman Male 
( ' 96 ) and has been on the National Dean's List since his freshman year. Mohammad's goal is to become a practicing physician 
and to participate in biomedical research. 

Jeremy Lance Brown , from Selma, Ala., wants to become a public servant at the state or federal level. This future 
politician has no doubt earned the vote of his peers at USM through his myriad activities and honors. The first Harry 
S. Truman Scholar in USM's history. Lance has also been honored with the Wilber and Polly Stout Award for Most 
Outstanding Senior English Major, the William H. Hatcher Book Award for Outstanding Study in Politcal Theory, 
Commendation by MS Board of Higher Education for Academic Acheivement,Omicron Delta Kappa , USM Most 
Outstanding Greek Sophomore, Honors College Colloquium Book Award, 47th Selma/Dallas County Paul M. Grist 
Boy of the Year, Robert C. Bryd Congressional Scholarship, Globe Metallurgical Challange Scholarship for 
Excellence Despite Adversity, Elks Club Lodge 167 "Outstanding Student" Scholarship and the USM Foundation 
Presidental Scholarship. With such a notable resume there isn't room to list Jeremy's diverse activities, honor societies 
and community service. Suffice it to say that Jeremy has certainly earned a place in the Hall of Fame. 

Steven Lowry Daughtry is one of those lucky few who has already found his calling. A Hattiesburg native , Steven, 
a French major, aspires to continue on to receive a master's degree in French and a Ph.d in second language acquision. 
While at USM he received regognition as the '99-'00 Outstanding Student; HEADWAE, USM Academic Excellence 
Scholar, membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, 
and maintained a 4.0 grade point average. A 4.0 is no small feat for any student, but with all his activities, it's even 
more commendable. Steven was involved with Honors Student Association, Student Alumni Association, Freshman 
Associates, Residence Hall Association, USM Concert Choir, USM University Singers, USM Symphony Chorus, 
Habitat For Humanity and the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates. In addition, Steven spent Spring 
semester '99 in Paris through USM Foreign Studies and studied German in Berlin during that summer. He also served 
foreign students as a conversational partner. Perhaps someday, 'Dr. Daughtry' will teach here at USM! 

Verdell Lamond Hawkins is the outgoing SGA president. While he'll no doubt be remembered for holding that 
coveted title, Verdell was also involved in many aspects of campus life. He was a member of President's Commission 
on the Future, Southern Style, Eagle Connection, several university committees, the President's Cabinet, MS Student 
Body President's Council, Friends of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Men of Excellence, UAC, VISION, Afro-American 
Student Organization, NAACP, Young Adult Ministry, and the Homecoming Court. During his years at USM he was 
voted Outstanding Freshman Male, Most Outstanding African- American Freshman (and Sophomore) Male, Most 
Outstanding Student Government Associate, Most Outstanding SGA Cabinet Member, Mr. Esquire and was a member 
of Alpha Lambda Delta and Lambda Sigma Honor Socities, and the President's and Dean's Lists. Hawkins, from 
Natchez, MS, would like to become a successful corporate attorney and well-respected politician. 

70 Hall of Fame 

Reginald M. Houze wants to pursue a muscial theatre career perfoming and conducting on Broadway. He said he 
would also like to teach at the college level. Houze, from Hattiesburg, was very involved at USM while he pursued 
his degree. He was a Leadership Scholarship recipient, a '99 Presser Scholar Nominee, McNair Scholar nominee. First 
Mississippi Association of Educators Elmer McCoy Scholar and the first undergraduate appointed musical director 
conductor of a College of the Arts Production. He has been honored for both his vocal talents and his conducting 
prowess. Hewas the feautred half-time vocalist with The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, an invited guest 
conductor; Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, Principal Vocalist and Concert Moderator with The Wind 
Ensemble, and was selected to study at the Conductor's Institute in Conneticut. His activities included Band Council, 
USM Symphony Chorus, Student Alumni Association, Afro-American Student Association, Southern Choral, 
Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera productions, American Choral Directors Association and many more. 

Rebecca Thornhill Lee holds the USM track records for three different events; the 800 meter, 1 ,500 meter and 3.000 
meter. This Hattiesburg native plans to pursue a master's degree in physical therapy. While dedicating time to her 
sport, Rebecca also managed to devote time to her studies; she has received only one ' B' (and therefore j ust one mention 
on only the Dean's List) in her academic career. She was honored as USM's Outstanding Freshman Woman, twice as 
a Conference USA Scholar/Athlete, Sportscare Female Athlete of the Year, with a Varisity Letter in Cross Country 
Running and Track, and repeatedly by inclusion on the President's List. Rebecca also was involved with the Student 
Athlete Advisory Committee, Fellowship of Christian Atletes, Baptist Student Union, Student Alumni Associaiton, and 
a slew of honor societies like Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi, Alpha 
Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma. She also served the community as a mentor for children with disabilites through 
Americorps and was an active menber and youth team leader at Temple Baptist Church. 

liejv^ ~i_ 

Homecoming Queen '99-'00, Contina Lovette Quinn, plans to be a public relations practitioner. Origninally from West 
Point, Contina has excelled at USM and made a mark as an outstanding student and student leader. Her activities include 
involvement with The Student Printz (where she's worked her way up from reporter to editor), Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Sorority, Public Relations Society of America, NAACP, Resident Assistant, RH A, Student Government Association. 
Afro-American Student Organization, Society of Professional Journalists, The Southerner and the Student Alumni 
Association. In addition, she has been honored by membership in Southern Style, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda 
Delta and Lambda Sigma. A Leadership Scholarship Recipient, Contina was also Outstanding Freshman Female, 
National Residence Hall Honorary, and as we mentioned, Homecoming Queen. Contina has also been a dedicated 
volunteer for local charites like The Pinehaven Activity Center, Aldersgate Mission, Watkins Junior High Boys and 
Girls Club, and also served as an intern for the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership. 

Brittany Elizabeth Reid came to USM from Columbia, and plans to attend law school after graduation. Brittany lists 
among her honors received; Golden Key Honor Society (President), USM British Studies participant. General Honors 
Program graduate, USM Senior Honors Program , Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Sigma (Treasurer), 
Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Alpha Lambda Delta ( Historian), USM Academic Scholarship, USM Leadership 
Scholarship, Honors College Scholarship, Honors College Travel Award, Jim Upton Memorial Scholarhip, President's 
List and Dean's List. In addition she was a member of Southern Style, SG A (member all four years), Chi Omega Sorority, 
Panhellenic and Junior Greek Council. She also was the co-founder of a peer education group called GAMMA; Greeks 
Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol and served as a Rush Counselor, Brittany served the community through 
HOSTS ( Help One Student To Succeed) at Woodley Elementary School, a volunteer with United Way and the American 
Cancer Society Relay for Life, The Red Cross and the Salvation Army. 

Clinton native Amanda Nicole Walker has made the most of her time at USM. While working towards her degree, and 
her goal of becoming a clinical speech pathologist, she has been active in many honor socities, clubs and activities. 
She was honored as '99 Student Body Homecoming Maid, '97 Sophomore Homecoming Maid, USM Leadership Scholar, 
Southern Style member, Eagle Connection member, TriDelt's'96-'97 Model Pledge and TriDelt's '97-' 98 Model Active. 
I n addition she was on the President's List and Dean ' s List and a member of the following honor societies; Alpha Lambda 
Delta, Lambda Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Order of Omega. Amanda 
also dedicated herself to her sorority. Delta Delta Delta, SGA, Diamond Darlings, Student Alumni Association, Student 
Speech and Hearing Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Baptist Student Union, and volunteering within a 
preschool speech and hearing program. 

Hall of Fame 71 

Mohammad Ali, a polymer science 
major, is the son of Dr. Adel and Mrs. 
Ebtesam Ali. Mohammad's activites 
include involvement with Omicron 
Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Soci- 
ety, Honors College Ambassador, 
SGA, and College of Science and 
Technology Ambassador. Honors in- 
clude the USM Leadership Scholar- 
ship, USM Academic Excellence 
Scholarship, USM Honors College 
Scholarship, Mississippi Eminent 
Scholar, and others. 

Nathaniel Anderson, Jr., a manage- 
ment information systems major, is the 
son of Ms. Phyllis Anthony. 
Anderson's activities include involve- 
ment with SGA, Residence Hall Asso- 
ciation, Student Alumni Association, 
NAACP and Southern Style. Honors 
include Lambda Sigma Honor Society, 
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity 
and the President's Council on Diver- 
sity and others. 

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Jill Anne Becnel, a hospitality manage- 
ment major, is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Benjamin Becnel. Her activites 
include involvement with Angel-Flight 
Silver Wings, Student Association 
(and Mississippi Association) of Fam- 
ily and Consumer Sciences, Eta Sigma 
Delta, Residence Hall Association, and 
Professional Convention Management 
Association. Honors includcDean's 
List, President's List and American 
Business Woman's Scholarship. 

72 Who's Who 

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Royal Bell, a computer science major, is 
the son of Ms. Jaquelyn Bell. Bell's 
activities include involvement with Mis- 
sissippi Alliance for Minority Participa- 
tion, Golden Key Honor Society, Varsity 
Football and the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science. Honors 
include Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar 
First Team,NationalDean'sList,C-USA 
Commissioner's Honor Roll, College 
Scholar and others. 

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Lance Brown, an English and political 
science major, isthesonofDougand Katie 
Brown. Lance's activites include Sigma 
Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Honors Student 
Association, Golden Key Honor Society, 
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, PEP, 
Sexual Assult Crisis Center Volunteer and 
PACERS. Honors include Wilbur and 
Polly Stout Award, 1 999 Harry S. Truman 
Scholar, William H. Hatcher Book Award 
for Studying Political Theory, and others. 

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"Nicki" Case, a speech communication 
major, isthedaughterofMs. Beverly Case. 
Her activities include involvement with 
Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi 
Eta Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma 
Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, Southern 
Style, Kappa Delta Sorority, SGA, and the 
Speech Communication Association 
Honors include Civitan Club Scholarship, 
Gulrport's Miss Hospitality 1998 , Vicki 
French Memorial Award and others. 

tions major, is the daughter of Jerry and 
Kathy Coleman. Her activities include 
involvement with PRSA, PACERS, The 
Student Printz, Peers Educating Peers, and 
volunteer work with DREAM and the 
American Red Cross. Honors include 
Kappa Tau Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, 
Leadership Scholar, Golden Key National 
Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi and 

MeganConey, a speech pathology major, 
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael 
Coney. Coneys activities include involve- 
ment with Delta Gamma Sorority, Eagle 
Excellence, Southern Style, SGA, Student 
Alumni Association, Greek Seekers, and 
Student Speech and Hearing Association. 
Honors include Award of Excellence 
Scholarship, Golden Key National Honor 
Society, Gamma Beta Phi, Order of 
Omega and others. 

Steven Daughtry, a French major, is the 
son of Larry Joe and Suzanne H. 
Daughtry. Daughtry's activities include 
involvement with the Honors Student As- 
sociation, USM Concert Choir, USM 
University Singers, USM Symphony 
Chorus, Residence Hall Association, and 
the Student Alumni Association. Honors 
include 1999-2000 Outstanding Student 
Award, Academic Excellence Scholar, 
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and others. 

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Adrienne Davis, a math major, is the 
daughter of Richard Davis and Sharon 
Davis. Heractivities include involvement 
with Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, the 
Student Alumni Association, Order of 
Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha. Hon- 
ors include Golden Key National Honor 
Society, College of Science and Technol- 
ogy Scholar Award, President's List, 
Dean's List, Wright W. Cross Endowment 
Scholarship and others. 

Charles Elfer, an anthropology major,isthe 
son of John T. and Alice S. Elfer. His 
activities include involvement with An- 
thropology Society, Student Greens, Vi- 
sion, Habitat For Humanity, CyclingClub, 
and volunteer work at Hattiesburg 
Convalescence Center. Honors include 
Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipi- 
ent, Golden Key Scholarship Recipient, 
Gamma Beta Phi, Lambda Sigma, 
Lambda Alpha, Alpha Lambda Delta, 
President's List and others. 

AmyJo,an English education major,isthe 
wife of Mr. Ned Formby, Jr. Heractivities 
include involvement with Gamma Beta 
Phi, Honors College, and mentoring at the 
Career Planning and Placement Center. 
Honors include Phi Kappa Phi, Golden 
Key, Gamma Beta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, 
McNair Scholar Program, Phi Theta 
Kappa Leadership Scholarship, William 
Winter Scholarship, Golden Key Senior 
Scholar Award, Gamma Beta Phi Service 
Award and others. 

Paul Gottlieb, a fmace major, is the son of 
Dr. Michael Gottlieb and Mrs. Naomi 
Kryske. Hisactivities include involvement 
with Kappa Alpha Order, Infraternity 
Council, Southern Style and University 
Activities Council. Honors include Pre- 
senterat The Academy of Economics and 
Finace, Lambda Sigma, Order ofOmega, 
Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Eta Sigma, 
Gamma Beta Phi, Presidents List, Na- 
tional Dean's List and others. 

Brent Greenwald, an economics/interna- 
tional business major, is the son of 
Kathleen I. Griswald. His activities in- 
clude involvement with Sigma Alapha 
Epsilon(VP), SGA, Intra-Fraternity 
Council, Student Alumni Association, 
University Activities Council and Greek 
Seekers. Honors include Mr. USM, 
Southern Style, LGamma Beta Phi, Omi- 
cron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, 
Gamma Sigma Alpha and others. 

Who's Who 73 

JaneGriffin, a management major, is the 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Griffin III. 
Her activities include involvement with 
Chi Omega, SGA, Miss Southern Pageant 
Committee, American Marketing Asso- 
ciation, and the Society for the Advance- 
ment of Marketing. Honors include Lead- 
ership Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron 
Delta Kappa, Gamma Sigma Alpha, 
Golden Key, Order of Omega, Sigma lota 
Epsilon Management Honor Society and 


Verdell Hawkins, a political science 
major, is the son of Mrs. Betty Sevell and 
Mr. Alvin Hawkins. His activities in- 
clude participation in SGA (President 
'99-'00), Men of Excellence, Univer- 
sity Activities Council, Afro- American 
Student Organization, and Young 
Adult Ministry. Honors include Alpha 
Lambda Delta, President's and Dean's 
Lists, Mr. Esquire, Mr. USM, Southern 
Style, Eagle Connection, inclusion in 
President Fleming's Cabinet, and others. 


Reginald Houze, a music major, is the 
son of Janice Houze and grandson of 
Mrs. Corinne Hall. His activities include 
involvement with International 
Conductor's Guild, USM American 
Choral Directors, Hattiesburg Civic 
Chorus , MS MusicTeachers Association, 
The Southern Chorale, SPEED, Band 
Council, and University Bands. Honors 
include Leadership Scholar, MS Associa- 
nominee, selected to study at the 
Conductor's Institute and others. 

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Melinda King, an elementary education 
major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ennis King. Heractivities include involve- 
ment with Phi Mu, American Business 
Women's Association, Golden Girls, 
Student Alumni Association, Diamond 
Darlings, and Dixie Darlings. Honors in- 
clude Miss USM '97, Miss Hattiesburg 
'98, Miss Mississippi '98, President's 
and Dean's Lists, Golden Key, Phi 
Kappa Phi, Gamma Beta Phi, Lambda 
Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi and others. 

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Meinrad Lang, a speech communication 
major, is the son of Meinard F. Lang, Jr. 
Activities include involvement with Fresh- 
man Associates, Roberts Hall Council, 
founding member of Pi Kappa Phi, SGA 
( VP '98-'99), Student and Faculty Com- 
mittee on New Organizations, and Delta 
Gamma Anchor Man. Honors include 
Leadership Scholar, delegate to COSCA 
( forstudent government), Lambda Sigma 
and others. 

Rebecca Lee, a human performance 
major, is the daughter of Chris Lee. Her 
activities include involvement with 
USM Track and Cross Contry Varsity 
Team, Student Athlete Advisory Com- 
mittee, Baptist Student Union, and the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hon- 
ors include several USM track 
records, President's List, Conference 
USA Scholar/Athlete Award, Omi- 
cron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Phi 
Eta Sigma and others. 

Emily Lifsey, a biology major, is the 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael 
Lifsey. Her activities include 
involvemnet with Kappa Delta , Honors 
College, volunteering with the All Ani- 
mals Clinic in Hattisburg, Ambassador 
for the college of Science and Technol- 
ogy. Honors include Alpha Lambda 
Delta, Golden Key, Presidential Scholar, 
Dean's List, President's List, Omicron 
Delta Kappa, Gamma Sigma Alpha, 
Southern Style, and others. 

Tracey Lott, a business administration 
major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Harvey Lott. Her activities include 
involvement with theAfro-American 
Student Organization, Delta Sigma 
Theta, SGA, VISION, the Student 
Union Advisory Board, and volun- 
teering with Americorps and the 
United Way. Honors include Lambda 
Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi, Southern 
Style and others. 

74 Who's Who 

Shane McCarthy, an accounting ma- 
jor, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles 
McCarthy. His activities include in- 
volvement with Phi Kappa Tau, Beta 
Alpha Psi, Eagle Connection, and 
Greek Seekers. Honors include Phi 
Kappa Tau National Fraternity Lead- 
ership Scholarship, Alfred and Doris 
Breeland Accounting Scholarhsip, 
vlost Outstanding Greek Fraternity 
President, Dean's and President's 
Jsts, and others. 

\ngela McDaniel, a speech commu- 
"hcation major, is the granddaughter 
Df Mrs. Kay McDaniel. Her activities 
nclude involvement with Speech 
Communication Association, Eagle 

onnection, Pi Beta Phi, SGA, Cam- 
)us Crusade for Christ and VISION. 
[Tonors include Templeton Fellow, 

ambda Pi Eta, Order of Omega, 
southern Style, Golden Key, Gamma 
>igma Alpha, Honors College Schol- 
lrship receipient and others. 

\shley Mercer, a choral music educa- 
ion major, is the daughter of Mr. and 
vlrs. E.D. "Sonny" Mercer. Her activi- 
ies include Kappa Delta, Eagle Con- 
lection, SGA, Southern Corale, Sym- 
)hony Chorus, Baptist Students Union 
md the Student Alumni Association, 
honors include Order of Omega, 
^ambda Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, 
jramma Beta Phi, President's List, 
Dean's List Southern Style and others. 

faqueline Moak, an accounting major, 
s the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith 
vloak. Her activities include involve- 
nent with Kappa Delta, Panhellenic, 
>GA, Diamond Darlings, and Beta 
\lphaPsi Accounting Fraternity. Hon- 
>rs include Greek Life Awards, Alfred 
ind Doris Breeland Business Scholar- 
ship, Amoco Scholar, Jarvis Maxie 
Ward in Accounting, Omicron Delta 
Cappa, Order of Omega, Gamma 
Sigma Alpha and others. 

Melisssa Moore, a sports medicine ma- 
jor, is the daughter of Victoria Moore. 
Activities include involvement with 
Kappa Delta, USM Swim Club, USM 
Concert Choir, Hall Director, Supple- 
mental Instructor for anatomy and 
physiology and chemistry, USM Col- 
lege Bowl and SGA. Honors include 
National Residence Hall Honorary, 
Leadership Scholarship, President's 
List, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Omega, 
Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta 
and others. 

Ashley Padilla, an elementary education 
major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank L. Padilla. Her activities include 
invovement with SGA, University Spirit 
Committee, Eagle Excellence, MS Asso- 
ciationofEducatorsandNational Associa- 
tion of Educators. I lonors include Leader- 
ship Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, 
Lambda Sigma (member and advisor), 
President's and Dean's Lists, COSGA 
Delegate and others. 

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Rebecca Prewitt is the daughter of 
Roy and Sandra Prewitt. Her activities 
include Southern Style, Diamond 
Darlings, SGA, Union Advisory 
Board, Student Alumni Association, 
Delata Gamma, USM Sexual Assault 
Task Force and Greek Seekers. Hon- 
ors include Leadership Scholarship, 
Academic Scholarship, Dean's List, 
Lambda Sigma, Order of Omega, 
Omicron Delta Kappa and others. 

Contina Quinn, ajournalism major, is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie 
Lee Quinn. Her activities include 
Southern Style, Student Printz News 
Editor, Alpha Kappa Alpha, PRSSA, 
NAACP, Eagle Connection, VI- 
SION and SGA. Honors include 
Leadership Scholarship. Omicron 
Delta Kappa, President's and Dean's 
Lists, Alpha Lambda Delta and others. 

Who's Who 75 


Brittany Reid, an English major, is the 
daughter of Mr. John Reid. Her activities 
include Southern Style, SG A, Chi Omega, 
GAMMA, Panhellenic, and Junior Greek 
Council. Honors include Golden Key 
(President), USM Senior Honors Pro- 
gram, Academic, Leadership and Honors 
College Scholarships, Jim Upton Memo- 
rial Scholarhip, Dean's Lists, Phi Kappa 
Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of 
Omega, Lambda Sigma and others. 

Barat Schexnaildre, a speech com- 
munication major, is the daughter of 
Mr. Drew Schexnaildre and Ms. 
Carmen Schexnaildre. Heractivities 
include SGA, Eagle Connection, 
University Spirit Committee, Junior 
Greek Council, the Speech Commu- 
nication Association, Pi Beta Phi, 
Campus Crusade for Christ and 
Greek Seekers. Honors include 
Leadership Scholarship, President's 
List, Dean's List, Order of Omega, 
Gamma Sigma Alpha and others. 

Stephanie Temple, a speech commu- 
nication major, is the daughter of Fred 
J. Temple and Donna C. Temple. Her 
activities include Eagle Connection, 
Greek Seekers, College Republicans, 
Southern Style, SGA, USM Sym- 
phony Chorus , voluteering to raise 
money for Camp Blue Bird and 
Southern MS Children's Home and 
Chi Omega. Honors include Dean's 
List, Leadership Scholarship, chosen 
to be a recruiter for USM-Southern 
Region, and others. 

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Jessica Thomas, a biological sciences 
major, is the daughter of Kenneth and 
Jenny Thomas. Her activities include 
Peers Educating Peers, Eagle Excel- 
lence, and Residence Life. Honors 
include Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi, 
Beta Beta Beta, Alph Epsilon Delta 
and Alpha Lambda Delta honor soci- 
eties, President's and Dean's Lists, 
National Dean's List, College of Sci- 
ence and Technology Scholar , mem- 
ber of the Honors College, Academic 
Scholarhship and others. 

76 Who's Who 



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Amanda Walker, a speech pathology 
major, is the daughter of Gary and 
Sandra Walker. Her activities include 
Delta Delta Delta, SGA, Diamond Dar- 
lings, Southern Style, Eagle Connec- 
tion, Student Alumni Association, and 
Student Speech and Hearing Associa- 
tion. Honors include Leadership Schol- 
arship, President's and Dean's Lists, 
National Dean's List, Alpha Lambda 
Delta, Lambda Sigma, Gamma Beta 
Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha and others. 

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Mary Wood, a music performance major, 
is the daughter of David and Marillyn 
Wood. Her activities include USM Latter- 
day Saint Student Association, USM 
Symphony Orchestra, USM Wind En- 
semble, Southern Chamber Winds, USM 
Horn Choir, Lambda Delta Sigma, and 
Southern Horn Quartet. Honors include 
Presser Scholar Nominee, USM Sym- 
phony Orchestra Concerto Competition 
winner, President's List and others. 

Ricardo Woods, a political science ma- 
jor, is the son of Freddie Woods. His 
activities include University Activities 
Council (President), Alpha Phi Alpha 
(President), African American Student 
Organization, VISION, NAACP, SGA 
and Resident Assistant. Honors include 
Leadership Scholarship, Goodwin 
Scholarhship, Lambda Sigma, Alpha 
Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, 
University Activities Council Member 
of t he Year and others. 

Tony Yarber, an elementary education 
major, is the son of George L. Yarber. His 
activities include Afro- American Student 
Organization, NAACP, SGA, Alpha Phi 
Alpha, Men of Excellence, Union Activi- 
tiesCouncil, National Panhellenic Council 
and Campus Crusade for Christ. Honors 
include Leadership Scholarship, AASO 
Member of the Year, Dean's List, Resi- 
dent Assistant of the Month, Lambda 
Sigma Honor Society and others. 



The Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Award is the highest scholastic honor a student can receive at USM. Those eligible for 
this honor are all senior members of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and each have a 4.0 cummulative grade point average. 

"Ihopetogoontoreceivemymaster'sinFrenchandaPh.D.insecondlanguageacquision,andteachatthe university 
level," said Steven Daughtry. When someone with Steven's work ethic sets a goal, acheivment is the probable 
outcome. In fact, "acheivement" is a good one-word summary of Steven's USM career. He was active in Honors 
Student Association (President '98), Student Alumni Association, Freshman Associates, Residence Hall Associa- 
tion, USM Concert Choir, USM University Singers, USM Symphony Chorus, and American Chemical Society 
Student Affiliates. Steven was honored as the '99- '00 Outstanding Student by HEADWAE and awarded a USM 
Academic Excellence Scholarship. Honor societies included Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, 
Alpha Lambda Delta and Gamma Beta Phi. Steven also took advantage of two chances to study abroad. He spent 
Spring Semester '99 in Paris, France and then studied German in Berlin during July and August '99. Steven 
volunteered withHabitatforHumanityandandthrough the English LanguageInstitute,and,throughitall, maintained 
a 4.0 GPA. Congratulations to Hattiesburg native and Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Winner, Steven Daughtry! 



have personified the ideal of excellence not only in their studies but also by their service to others. 

Jane Griffin has done what most people consider impossible. She has maintained a 4.0 cummulative 
grade point average while participating in myriad on-campus activities. This management major from 
Hattiesburg has been heavily involved in Chi Omege Sorority: as Bid Day Chair '97, Pledge Educator 
'98 and President '99. She was also an active member of the SGA, the American Marketing 
Association, Society for the Advancement of Management and Greek Seekers. She also held positions 
within Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society (President '99) and Sigma Iota Epsilon (Vice 
President '99). Jane was a member of the following honor societies;Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta 
Kappa, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key, Order of Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma and 
Sigma Iota Epsilon Mnagement Honorary Society. In addition, Jane was honored by several scholar- 
ships. In 1996 she became a Leadership Scholarship recipient. In 1998 she was awarded the Richard 
H. Clark, Jr. Scholarship and in 1 999 she won the Lowery Woodall Scholarship, both from the College 
of Business. Jane said that she would like to pursue a career as a professor at the university level. 
Congratulations to Best Citizen of the Year, Jane Griffin! 



Tony Yarber wants to become an educator of elementary and middle school children. This Jackson native 
is well on his way with a resume that includes a little bit of everything. Tony has been active in the Afro- 
American Student Organization, the NAACP, Residence Hall Association, SGA, University Activities 
Council, Men of Excellence, Campus Crusade for Christ, National Panhellenic Council and SPEED. Not 
that Tony spent ALL his time in academic pursuits- he was also leader in his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity, Inc. Over the years he served his brothers as Philanthropy Chair, Delegate and Programming Chair. 
Tony was also selected to receive the Leadership Scholarship. In addition he was named AASO Student of 
the Year, Resident Assistant of the Month, and was a member of the Lambda Sigma Honor Society. What 
makes Tony stand out even more, is his committment to community service. He contributed to the university 
as a member of the USM Black Symposium and as a member of the Search Committee for Assistant 
Recreational Sports Director. He contributed to the community by volunteering as a Hub-City mentor and 
a tutor at Hawkins Middle School. Congratularions to Best Citizen of theYear, Tony Yarber. 

Best Citizens 77 

ver since we were 

J children we have heard in 

our imaginations the roar of a 
crowd cheering us on. We have 
seen ourselves making the 
basket at the buzzer, or kicking 
the tie-breaking field goal. As 
children we were all athletes, 
masters of the neighborhood 
games of kickball and freeze- 
tag. These days we can't all be 
collegiate athletes, but we 
recognize a little bit of 
ourselves in everyone who is. 
As we cheer for our Golden 
Eagles we feel a part of 
something larger. We can claim 
each victory as our own. 



Qu4t fan t&e 'pun o£ itf 

Film major Sam 
Marsal demonstrates 
his athletic prowess on 
the tennis courts. 

Graduate student 
Kristin Gregory enjoys 
swimming at the Payne 
Center for exercise and 

HO Sports 

"Life is good." said Todd 
Whitehead. Whitehead, a 
doctoral candidate in exerise 
science, is a former professional 
cyclist who still takes time out 
for his much-loved hobby. 

Nathan Grace puts in a little 
extra work at the Payne Center. 
Grace plays football for 
Southern Miss while working 
towards a degree in history. 

At the University of Southern 
Mississippi, sports and fitness go 
hand in hand. The division of 
Recreational Sports in the Payne 
Center offers students the opportunity 
to satisy their physical appetites with 
a wide variety of programs. 

"We offer everybody a little of 
everything," said Brian Fortenberry, a 
junior accounting and MIS student 
who works at the Payne Center. 

"Besides the regular aerobics 
classes, weight lifting and swimming, 
we have sponsored the Outdoor 
Adventure program." Fortenberry 

This program allows students 
to enjoy the great outdoors, with 
camping trips to Little Black Creek, 
as well as canoeing workshops. 

For those students who just want 
to pump a little iron, the Payne 
Center aims to please. 

"The 'No Payne, No Gain Pro- 
gram' offers prizes for people who 
reach certain levels of attendence and 
fitness," said Kelly Shipp. a junior 
recreational sports major who works 
in the Work Out Zone. 

And if you are not quite sure 
how to go about a complete workout 
— have no fear. The Payne Center 
offers Personal Fitness Instructors 
who help participants find the best 
workout program and teach them how 
to use the equipment. 

"The staff at the Payne 
Center is the best on campus." said 
Leaf O'Neal, a senior English major 
who lifts weights at the Payne Center 

Recreational Spoils si 

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Intramural and club sports 
bring together students from 
organizations such as fraternities, 
sororities, residence halls and clubs who 
wish to feel the thrill of competition. 

The Recreational Sports 
department strives to be diverse, offering 
each students the opportunity to 
participate, regardless of ability. 

In trying to accomplish this, 
intramural programs are offered during 
the spring and fall semsters in 
volleyball, flag football, floor hockey, 
basketball, soccer, and softball. 

The Intramural Spoils Program 
is designed to match equally skilled 
organizations in the various activities 
offered by the program. 

Over 800 students take part in 
the 10 exciting sport clubs offered by 
Recreational Sports. The clubs, which 


By LaTasha McBride and Kela Spights 

include disc, martial arts, badminton, 
Shotakan karate, men's soccer, swim- 
ming, men's rugby, volleyball, cycling 
and sports officials, are a great way to 
meet new and exciting people who 
share an athletic and competitive spirit. 

For many, sport participation 
is a driving force in the ideal college 
experience. Sport clubs and intramurals 
are convenient ways to allow students 
to satisfy their need for competition 
without the pressure of success. 

The popularity of the numer- 
ous intramural programs and sport clubs 
has made itself evident throughout our 
campus for many years. The popularity 
cames not from the enjoyment of par- 
ticipating, but also from the hundreds of 
students that watch and take part in the 
numerous special events that are held 
throughout the year. 

Intramurals and Sports Clubs offer students many diverse sporting activities with competitii 

m Intramurals 

— Flag Football 

Don Green dashes for the 
sideline in a flag football 
game to gain yardage for 
K.A as he is chased down 
by an IAE. 

82 Sports 

™ Flag Football 
Jarecl Quijas looks for 
an open reeiever. Quijas 
is a member of Kappa 
Alpha Fraternity, one of 
many groups involved in 
intermural sports. 


Sports Clubs — 

Ultimate Frisbee ^ 
Wade Bouchard throws 
the frisbee, us an opponant 
from another school 
watches. Ultimate frisbee 
is a lot like footbal 

Collin Berger fights his opponet 
for the frisbee. Ultimate Frisbee 
■g is a noncontact sport played 
|f by two seven-member teams. 
a; Though Ultimate Frisbee is 
considered a sport club, 
fraternities play on an intramural 

As LISM "Pack Players" 
ruck o\ er. t he running 
backs eagerly wait for the 
ball to be released to them. 


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Defensive Back, #9 Chad 
Williams, helps his teammate 
stop the opposing Cincinnati 
runner. Williams attended 
Wenohah High School in 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Wide Reciever, #81 Dannye 
Fowler, in home game action. In 
Fowler's freshman year he saw 
action in all 1 1 games as a 
reserve reciever and special 
teams performer. 

Offensive lineman, 
#55 Billy Clay, is on the 
lookout for any defender 
trying to get to Jeff Kelly. 

Clay is majoring in 
industrial engineering 

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at Nebraska 




at Texas A&M 




at East Carolina* 
















at Memphis* 








at Louisville* 




vs Colorado State** 



* Denotes Conference Games 

** Denotes Liberty Bowl Game 

Running Back, #43 Derrick Nix 

hits paydirt for another Eagle 6. 
Derrick is the brother of current 
Southern Miss Assistant Coach, 
Tyrone Nix 

The Golden Eagles began and ended 
their season just the way they wanted to - with 
clutch victories. The Eagles began their season 
on "9-6-99" with a win over conference rival 
Tulane with a score of 48-14. 

The first game marked the beginning of 
Jeff Kelly's career at the starting quarterback 
position. Kelly responded by throwing four 
touchdown passes. 

After another home victory against 
Northwestern Louisiana State, the Eagles faced 
the Nebraska Cornhuskers who were the sixth 
ranked team in the nation. Although the Eagles 
did not come away with a victory, they gained 
respect from football fans around the country as a 
force to be reckoned with by playing hard and 
making the Cornhuskers fight for their win. 

The schedule didn't get much easier as 
the Eagles traveled to College Station, Texas, 
where they lost to the Texas Aggies, 23-6. 

While other teams may have spent their 
time sulking and licking their wounds, the Eagles 
used the back-to-back losses as motivation. 

With a 2-2 record, the Eagles went on to 
win seven of their next eight games. Only the 
Alabama Crimson Tide would get in their way. 

The Eagles finished the season with a 
victory over the Louisville Cardinals to achieve a 
perfect 6-0 record in Conference USA play. 

As a result of their conference su- 
premacy, the Eagles were rewarded with a berth in 
the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. They took 
full advantage of this by defeating the Colorado 
State Rams 23-17 and becoming the 13"' ranked 
team in the nation. 

The season was a success. Another 
conference championship in the books, another 
Liberty Bowl bell in the trophy case, highest 
average home game attendance ever, highest final 
ranking ever, the list goes on and on. All in a 
year's work. 

By Philip Geiger 

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Quarter back, M I 7 Jeff 
Kellj and Center, #67 Zeb 
Lan de rs pre pare fo i 
another Eagle Strike. 

Another successful season ends with a 23 - 1 7 score at the Liberty Bowl against Colorado State Rams. 


Eagle defenders swarm on 
the I ulane running back. 
Defenders included #19, 
Raymond Walls; #25, 
Roy Ma gee; and #9, 
(had Williams 

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strides fo r a n o 1 li e r 
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#34 T.J. Slaughter lakes the 

defender down b\ an\ means 
neceesan Slaughter is a business 
adminislralion major 

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#15 Chrvstal Stexens through 
the ball to second just in time to 
get her opponent out, Stevens is 
a sophomore from Las Vegas, 

-II Dalenah Tanner shows oil 
for the fans v\ ith her base hit. 
Tanner is a junior From I ucedale 

#25 Kenya Peters, a 
catcher For the I ad) Eagles 
Softball I earn, concentrates 
on her next swing. Peters is 
a sophomore from Gautier, 

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#5 Courtney Blades pitches 
another winning game against 
opponents DePaul. Blades is a 
senior from Baton Rouge, 
I ouisiana. 




DA 1 1 





4-9 1. 



3-0 W 



1-9 |. 



4-0 W 



6-8 L 


Ohio Slate 

3-2 W 



2-H) 1 


North Carolina 

7-2 W 



7-0 W 



3-0 W 


Northwestern State 

8-0 W 



0-3 1. 

2/1 1 

Stephen F. Auston 

1-2 L 



2-3 L 



4-1 W 



6-4 W 



3-0 W 

4 ii| 


1-0 W 



1-10 L 



3-1 W 



5-0 W 



4-0 W 


Southern Illinois 

5-0 W 


Miss State 

2-0 W 


SAM Houston 

3-0 W 


Miss State 

1-2 L 


Louisiana Tech 

10-0 W 


Flordia State 

9-0 W 


Louisiana Monro 

8-4 W 


Flordia A&M 

2-1 W 



5-3 W 


Flordia A&M 

4-1 W 



8-0 W 


Flordia Stale 

4-1 W 


Louisiana State 

4-1 W 


Saint Louis 

11-3 W 



3-3 W 


Saint Louis 

5-0 W 


Alabama A&M 

8-0 W 

4/ 1 6 

Saint Louis 

1-0 W 


Louisiana State 

3-4 1. 

4/ 1 9 

Southeastern Louisiana 

4-0 W 


Louisiana Monroe 

5-0 W 



8-0 W 


Louisiana Monroe 

8-0 W 



11-0 W 


Sam ford 

10-0 W 


Alabama Birmingham 

9-0 W 



7-1 W 


Alabama Birmingham 

6-0 W 


Colorado State 

7-4 W 


Alabama Birmingham 

8-0 W 


Texas San Antonie 

5-3 W 


LINC Charlotte 

8-0 W 


Louisiana State 

2-1 W 


UNC Charlotte 

1 I-0W 


Wichita State 

8-0 W 


LINC Charlotte 

8-0 W 



5-4 W 


South Flordia 

9-0 \Y 



15-0 W 


South Flordia 

10-2 W 



9-0 W 


South Flordia 

5-2 W 

Alter proving to the nation last 
year that they were a major force to be 
contended with in college softball com- 
petition, the Lady Eagles have come back 
this season ready lo prove that they have 
staying power. 

Gone are the days when USM 
softball was overlooked, now the team is 
known as one of the elite, with some of the 
best players in the nation leading the 

Courtney Blades, who led the 
way to the World Series last year, is again 
leading the team, this year a little older 
and a lot more experienced. 

I low ever, as is true of any team, 
this is a groupd effort and Blades is not 
alone in terms of talent and expereince. 

Amy Bermen, last year's All- 
American Shortstop, is considered one 
of the nation's leading hitlers and a threat 
to any team she bats against. A senior 
from Califonia, Berman also has the 
expereince needed to guide young play- 
ers in their pursuit of the national title. 

As the players grow in their 
abilities, as well as in their national Ma- 
ins, the local community and campus 
leaders cannot help but notice. Fans 
show their support ofthe team by filling 
the stands at home games and journey- 
ing to away games. 

Campus officials show then 
support by making plans for a new soft- 
ball field, showing thai when a team 
proves itself, everyone notices. 

Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Softball 89 

SUcUofy /^cvt iVacf, *i¥ome 

H2X Darren Welsh at the plate. 
Welsh is a sophomore catcher 
from Laurel Mississippi. 

; 17 Brent Quinn makes a base 
hit. Quinn is a junior infielder 
from Jackson Mississippi. 

#27 Greg Woolej 

takes ol I for first base. 
Woole) is a senior first 
baseman from I ueedale, 

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#32 Chutl Rogers is one of 

Southerns skirling pitchers. Rogers 
is Junior from Pensacola. Flordiu. 












Georgia State 

2-4 L 


Saint Louis 

4-2 W 


Georgia State 



Saint Louis 

4-8 L 


LA Lafayette 



Jackson State 

14-2 W 


LA Lafayette 

3-5 L 


Jackson State 

15-7 W 


LA Lafayette 

0-8 L 



5-2 W 


LA Monroe 




8-4 W 


LA Monroe 

4-7 L 





Nicholas State 

9-3 W 



6-8 L 


Nicholas State 

1 7-5 L 


UNC Charlote 

2-4 L 


Nieholas State 

6-0 W 


UNC Charlote 

2-3 L 





South Alabama 

4-6 L 


South Alabama 

5-2 W 


AL Birmingham 

12-1 W 


New Orleans 

7-8 L 


AL Birmingham 

3-0 W 


New Orleans 

9-10 L 


AL Birmingham 



Middle Tennessee 

7-3 W 


Mississippi State 

1 0-6 W 


Middle Tennessee 

3-7 L 


Mississippi State 5-8 L 


Belmont University 

7-6 W 



1 6-3 W 


Belmont University 

4-0 W 



8-3 W 






10-16 L 



3-2 W 


Southeastern LA 

5-10 L 





New Orleans 

15-3 W 



5-6 L 



2-3 L 


South Florida 




3-10 L 


South Flordia 




7-4 W 


South Flordia 

6-4 W 


Southvveat Missour 

i 7-5 W 


Southwest Missour 

i 8-4 W 


Saint Louis 

2-0 W 

For those who love baseball, il is not 
just fun and games, but a way of life. Students 
skip classes to attend gamOes. Die hard fans 
begin tailgating early on game day, and many 
flock from out of town just to sheer on their 
favorite team. 

Though some people do not under- 
stand the sport and wonder what the fuss is 
about, those who know USM baseball know 
that the team is worthy of attention. 

Faced with the Kiss o\' many 
oustanding players from last year's squad and 
left with a young team, USM players were 
forced to grow up fast and prove themselves as 

Throughout the season, they have 
done just that. 

Though USM lost it's first game of the 
season 4-2 to Geogia State on Feb. 12, the 
Ealges came back the very next night and 
proved that they could recover from defeat as 
they blasted Geogia 1 4-8. 

The team was still early in the season, 
though, and il took being swept in 

three games by Louisiana State for the players 

to pull together as a team. 

After those three losses, USM went on to hav e 

winning streaks of five games and seven 

games, leading to a record of 27- 1 5 as of April 


The latest win lor Southern Miss has 
come in a key game against in state nv als, the 
MSU Bulldogs. A nationally telev ised game, 
this meet drew a crowd, of students, fans and 
alumni, all cheering on the Golden Ealges, who 
won 14-6. 

As the season continues for USM, 
those who make up this young team w ill look 
to continue the high level of performance they 
have shown so far in the season, e\ en as the} 
try to become even better players and leaders. 

So far, the team has proven that it is 
not age that counts, but abiltiy to play, willing- 
ness to step forward and lead when you are 
called on, and banding together as a team to 
meet any toe head on. These things are w hat 
make a team trulv meat. 

Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

laseball sM 

#24 Jody Wood 
rounds third base on 
his way home. Wood 
is a freshman plan- 
ning to major in pre- 
med and minoring in 

Second baseman, #8 
Ben Mosley, shows 
his strength at the 
plate. Mosley is a 
junior from Daphne, 

Senior #18 Josh 
Hoffpauir on his way 
to the outfield. Hoff- 
pauir plays outfield as 
well as infield. 

TVkIo 6u Step/ianie VT Crutftirdi 

92 Baseba 

#36 Chris Finnegan 

is a starting catcher. 
Finnegan is a second- 
ary education major 
from Omaha, Nebraska. 

#43 DeQuincy Scott 

is a designated hitter. 
Scott is a junior from 
LaPlace, Louisiana. 

Shortstop, #34 Chris 
Fishburn. heads to first. 
Fishburn is a senior busi- 
ness administration major. 

nie TIT < ■,„//,,,,/ 

Kiscball 93 

S&ootcna Ion, t&e 7ofc 

Arnika Hughes, #34, and Angela 
Atterberry, #1 2, struggle to block their 
opponents shot. Despite poor pre- 
season reviews, the Lady Eagles were 
17-12 for the season. 

#20 Mel Cauthen 

attempts a tree throw with 
opponents ready to strike. 
Cauthen was 70 of 89 at 
the line for the season. 

Junior center, Alex Gonzalez rushes 
the court, searching for an open shot. 
A native of Corpus Christi, TX, 
Gonzalez was a promising high school 
star when she arrived at Southern Miss 
in 1997. 

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Date Opponent Score 

Date Opponent 


Date Opponent 



Opponent Score 

11/21 Alcorn State 88-58 W 

1/22 South Flordi 

a 51-73 L 

1 1/20 N Carolina 

43-78 L 


Cincinnati 58-56 W 

11/26 Nebraska 75-48 W 

1/29 Memphis 

67-66 W 

11/21 U Washington 65-73 L 


South Flordia 82-75 W 

U/27Evansville 77-71 W 

1/31 Centenary 

61-47 W 

11/26 Alcorn 

66-63 W 


Houston 76-86 L 

1 1/28 Murry State 65-62 W 

2/02 Marquette 

67-79 L 

1 1/27 Tenn-Martin 

81-65 W 


UNCC 64-61 W 

11/30 New Orleans 6 1-51 W 

2/05 Tulane 

72-71 W 

11/30 New Orleans 

74-67 W 


Marquette 86-95 L 

1 2/04 S Alabama 62-47 W 

2/09 UNCC 

52-66 L 

12/03 Grambline 

90-77 W 


DePaul 71-57 W 

12/07 LA Monroe 63-77 L 

2/12 Memphis 

79-73 W 

12/05 Mississippi St 61 -82 L 


South Flordia 72-55 W 

12/1 1 LA Lafayette 65-47 W 

2/16 Saint Louis 

71-48 W 

12/15 LA-Monroe 

64-48 W 


Houston 78-67 W 

12/21 Troy State 61-46 W 

2/19 UAB 

83-71 W 

1 2/20 Arkansas 

64-65 L 


Memphis 79-68 W 

12/27 Jackson State 73-65 W 

2/23 Cininnati 

69-95 L 

12/22 Virvinia 

55-50 W 


UAB 71-56 W 

12/30 Auburn 50-56 L 

2/26 South Florida 81-88 L 

12/29 Ole Miss 

60-62 L 


Tulane 78-72 W 

01/05 Houston 82-76 W 

3/01 Houston 

67-65 W 

1/03 Tulane 

77-91 L 


South Flordia 60-59 W 

01/08 Louisville 67-69 L 

3/04 DePaul 

51-82 L 

1/07 Memphis 

84-71 W 


UAB 67-79 L 

01/15 Tulane 53-54 L 

3/08 Saint Louis 

51-59 L 

1/09 UAB 

64-66 L 


Georgia Tech7 1 -76 L 

01/19 UAB 57-73 L 

1/14 Louisville 

52-83 L 

# 31 Jessica Woods lofts 
the ball toward the goal as 
teammate Alex Gonzalez looks 
on. Woods is a sophomore 
forward from McComb. Ms. 

With a new coach and a diminished pro- 
gram, the Lady Eagles were picked to be one of the 
worst teams in Conference USA. 

"Many people thought we would only win 
about five games," said new head coach Rick 

However, the Lady Eagles proved critics 
wrong by finishing the season with 1 7 wins, a fourth 
place ranking in the conference, and a number four 
seed in the National Tournament. 

"Our girls fit in well with the new coaching 
staff and really started playing their best at tourna- 
ment time," said new assistant coach Tiffany 

Oustanding play and leadership came 
from Angela Atterbeny, who was named to the 2nd 
Team All-Conference. 

"Angela has been a great member of the 
team," said Reeves. "The only thing she has done 
wrong is that she will be graduating." 

That leaves the Lady Eagles to face a tough 
season next year without her. 

"We have a difficult schedule next year 
and a fairly young team, but we will have some 
returning seniors and we hope to have a good 
recruiting season. 

"I am surprisingly pleased with this years' 
accomplishments. Hopefully we can improve next 
year and people will not take us for granted as they 
have before," Reeves said. 

Strength of defense and strong shooting 
on the line launched the Southern Miss Men's 
Basketball team to a 6 wins, losses start on the 
season and propelled them toward to a 17-12 finish. 

Through team effort, and great perfor- 
mances on the part of star players, the Eagles were 
able to make the most of opportunities presented to 
them early in the season. 

These opportunities paved the way for 
David Wall, a junior toward, to lead the team with 
494 points for the season. 

Also impressive were Vandarel Jones' (se- 
nior forward/center) and Carlos Booker's (senior 
center) 174 rebounds apiece for the season. 

Even with these numbers, the season was 
one of tips and downs. After a six-game winning 
streak, the Eagles had a four-game losing streak, 
and traded wins and losses for much of the rest of 
the season. 

Unfortunately, these trade-offs came 
forcefully to a halt when USM lost their final game 
to Saint Louis, in the first round of the OCG Con- 
ference USA Tournament. Saint Louis went on to 
u in the tournament. 

After another season filled with tragedy 
and triumph, the Eagles can only look to the future, 
and the possibilites that lie ahead m the next 

Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Basketball 95 


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Southern Miss ladies and 
their defenders get tangled 
I up in pursuit of the ball. 

#31 Tobias Brinkley sails 
above the court to slam 
dunk the ball. Brinkley 
spent this, his first year at 
Southern Miss, as a 

#20 Mel Cauthen leaps 
past his defender to post 
points for Southern Miss. 
Cauthen is a junior guard 
rom Shreveport, LA. 

#30. David Wall, and #33, Carlos 
Booker, race downcourt in 
home-game action. 

Basketball l >7 

Adeanah Pierce. #10, 
makes a fast break down 
court m home game action. 
After struggling with a 
knee injury last season. 
Pierce has proven her worth 
to the team this year. 

4S Basketball 

#33 Carlos Booker floats 
to earth alter sinking a two- 
pointer ten his team. 

#40 Alex Gonzalez ducks 
away from defenders as she 

searches for an open shot. 

#12 Angela Atterberry's shot is 

blocked as she attempts to shoot 
past defenders 

Sports 99 

ao> *D<Afatice fo& *?&% 

Rebecca Thorncll-Lcc darts around 
the track with ease. Thornell-Lee is 
Southern Miss Indoor Record Holder 
in the 500 Meters at 2:16.51, 800 
Meters at 2:17.97 and the One-Mile 
Run at 5:1 3.94 and the ( >utdoor Record 
Holder in the 1.500 Meters at 4:39.23. 

Making his final lap around the track. 
Jason Wilson sprints to the finish 

line. Wilson is the Southern Miss 
Record Holder in Pole Vault at I5'9" 
and The Outdoor Record Holder in 
the Decathlon with 7.ldX points. 

Hope Sinclair floats 
over the pole lor a smooth 
landing. Sinclair shares the 
Southern Miss Indoor High 
Record at 5'8" ami I he 
Outdoor record holder in 
the High .lump at 5" 7.75" 
and The Heptathlon Record 
holder with -l.WX points 

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1999 CROSS COl I" , 



2nd (31pts) of 7 teams 

Southern Miss 


1st (15pts) of 4 teams 



1st (30 pts) of 9 teams 



3rd (108 pts) of 33 teams 



1st (36 pts) of 9 teams 



1st (21 pts) of 9 teams 



1st (43pts) of 11 teams 

South Region 


1st (67pts) of 23 teams 


LSU Purple Tiger Classie 


Arkansas State I 


1 T lst/1 12points 

LSU Invitationa 



Houston Invitational 

6th/35 points 

LSU Meet 


C-USA Championship 

5th/73 points 




Southern Miss 













5th (11 lpts) of 8 teams 
4th (7 lpts) of 6 teams 
1st (30 pts) of 14 teams 
3rd (108 pts) of 30 teams 
1st (36 pts) of 10 teams 
1st (2 lpts) of 8 teams 
1st (43 pts) of 12 teams 

LSU Purple Tiger Classic 
Arkansas State Invitational 
LSU Invitational 
Houston Invitational 
LSU Meet 
C-USA Championship 

lst/1 52points 
6th/55 points 
6th/37.50 points 

Emmanuel Osabutey gives 
his all to leap his farthest into 
the long jump. Osabute) was a 
member of the 2 \ 200 meter 
rela\ team that set a new school 
reacord with a time of 1:25.06 
his sophopmore \ ear. 


Bringing distinction to themselves 
and Southern Miss, the men's cross-country 
team won the Conference USA championship 
and the Region 9 championship in the fall 1 999 

However, after doing everything right 
and posting the best cross-country season in 
the history of USM, the men's cross-country 
and indoor track team received a horrible blow 
— the team would be disbanded and no longer 
supported by the university. 

"Because of budget problems, the ath- 
letic director, Richard Giannini made the deci- 
sion to stop supporting the team monetarily," 
said head coach Wayne Williams. "We hope 
that in the future, as the athletic debts come 
under control, the programs will be re-instated." 

Even though the university will not 
officially recognize the program, players will still 
continue to participate in meets individually and 
will also still have one university-supported 
outlet for their talent — outdoor track and Held. 

"To have good programs, you really 
need cross-country, indoor and outdoor 

track," Williams said, "[wen though we are 
disappointed that we will not have all of these, 
the outdoor program will continue to be 

As yet it is early in the outdoor sea- 
son, but already several players have proven 
themselves as threats to competitors. 

"So far we have only competed in 
three meets, but Jason Wilson has established 
himself as the person to beat in the decathlon." 
said Williams. 

Williams also mentioned Winston 
Reilly, Emanuel Osabutey, Paul Kemei. Jamie 
Arriaga and Samuel Charaisi as runners to 

( )n the women's side of the sport, the 
indoor season has not been as good as hoped 
for, but still has produced players who are 
destined to play at a higher level. 

"Rebbeca Thornell and Hellena 
Wrappah are really doing well," said Williams. 

Though the track and field teams 
have experienced many trials this season, next 
year promises to bring new opportunities for 
talented players. 

By: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Cross Country, I raek and I ield 101 

Steunmui it oven t&e net 

Taking a giant leap, #12, 
Kendall Reid-Webster 

blocks the ball. Reid-Webster 
is the daughter of Deanna 


24. Lindsaj Westendorf 

keeps her opponents from 
scoring. Westendorf is the 
daughter iii Steve and Judy 

Sliding for the ball, 
I I, Rebecca Rabb goes 
in for a save. Rabb is the 
daughter of Robert and TYmto6^ 
Sheila Rabb. 

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Louisiana Tech 



Univ o fMemphis 



Univ of Tulsa 



Univ of New Orleans 3-0 


Univof S Alabam 

a 3-1 


Univ of Cincinnati 



Nicholls State 



Univ of Louisville 



Seton Mall 



Saint Louis 



Michigan State 



UNC Charlotte 






Tulane Univ 



New Hampshire 



Marquette Univ 



Tulane Univ 



Depaul Univ 



Troy State Univ 



Univ of S Flordia 






Univ of Houston 



Southern Univ 



Louisiana State 



Arkansas State 



Univ of Memphis 



Mississipppi Stat 

s 0-3 





Univ of Houston 



South Florida 



Univ of S Flordia 


1 1/23 

Auburn Univ 





#9, Crystal Zane jumps to 
hit the ball hack over the net for 
another Eagle score. Zane is the 
daughter of Wall} and Renee 

Alter two years of top level play 
and hopes for an equally bright season this 
year, the women's volleyball team has faeed 
injuries and the loss of strong, experieneed 

"We started the season really strong, 
and won our first five games," said haed eoaeh 
Steve Sykes. "However, after that first strong 
run, we just hit a briek wal I and lost a lot of games 
toward the end of the season." 

The loss of key players to injuries 
contributed to this decline in the level of play 
aeheived by the team. 

"Losing Tasha Barnicoat to an torn 
ACL tendon was hard for our young team to 
recover from," said Sykes. "Tasha was really 
our best player and to lose her for the entire 
season was devastating." 

Another factor that gave the team no 
breathing room in which to recover from inju- 
ries was the strengthing of a still-new Confer- 
ence USA. 

Sykes is left to work only with fresh- 
men and sophomores. Sykes hopes to 
strengthen his young team with a strong re- 
cruiting season. 

"Our conference has gotten tougher in 
the last few years and other teams really took 
advantage of our weaknesses this year," said 

Now that Barnicoat and Jackie Bennet, 
another top player, have graduated, Sykes is left 
the work with a team full of freshmen and 
sophomores. He and his assistant coaches hope- 
to have a good recruiting season to strengthen 
the team. 

"We are going to try to recruit transfer 
students and forign students to try and bring 
depth and age to our team," said Sykes. 

However, the dynamic of next year's 
team will depend on the voting returning 
palayers from this year. 

"We are going to have a very different 
team because we won't have any returning 
seniors and we will have to depend on the 
leadership of young returning players," Sykes 

As the team participates in the unoffi- 
cial spring season, players and coaches alike 
look to overcome the disappointments of last 
season and establish themselves as a strong 
team again next year. 

By: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Volleyball 103 

^z JticJ? S7n Une S 

Heading the ball away from her 
opponent. Kerri Ann MeCabe stays on 
top of her game. Playing on defense 
for her sophomore season, #14, MeCabe 
transferred from William Carey to play 
for the Golden Eagles during the 1999 

.hiking and jiving around the defenders, //lb. 
Leila McReynolds tries to get close to the 

goal with the ball As a freshman for the 
1999 team, she played midfield and forward 
on the Golden Eagle squad. 

Keeping the ball in 
bounds, # 8, Claire Rea 

slide kicks the ball lo a 
teammate. Rea, a freshman 
from Belfast. Northern 
e o a e h i n g a n d s p o r t s 

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Blocking the opponet, #10, 
Stacey Hall moves the ball toward 
the goal. Hall, a |unioi" from 
Northern Ireland, is majoring in 
business administration. 





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Northwestern State 










at Centenary 





Nicholls State 





at UAB 





at Memphis 





UNC Charlotte 





South Flordia 





at Saint Louis 





at Houston 





at South Alabama 




1 0/ 1 2 

UL Monroe 




1 0/ 1 5 





1 0/ 1 7 


T 02 




at DePaul 





at Marquette 














1 1/03 

vs. Saint Louis 




1 1/04 

vs. Marquette 




With returning veterans and a crew 
of diligent new players, the USM 
soccer team battled to a 10-9-1 record 
on the season, saw changes in the 
coaching staff and proved itself to be 
a team worthy of the best opponents. 

After reaching the Conference 
Championships. USM, who was 
seeded eighth in the tournament, 
defeated the number one seed. Saint 
Louis, 2-1 . This was the fust time in 
conference history the eighth seed has 
defeated the first seed. 

USM went on to lose in the semi- 
finals to Marquette, who went on to 
win the tournament. 

The majority of the team's players 
were veterans and they've got the 
heart to prove it. 

This year's forward line remained 
strong with returning players Stacey 

By Kimberly Nicole Carr 

Hall and Brianna Heffington. 

Hall became a standout for the 
team, scoring seven goals in the last 
two weeks of the season and being 
named Conference Player of the Week 
for both of those weeks. 

"1 love playing soccer here." said 
Hall, a junior and native of Northern 
Ireland. "It's great to be part of a team 
that is taken seriously." 
In the midfield, Trisha Wiles was a 
force to be delt with, in only her first 
season playing sweeper position. 

Katie Adams was a new addition to 
the forward line and quickly proved 
her abilities. She was named to the All- 
Conference Freshman Team. 

(iinger Pringle also received honors 
for the season, she was named to All- 
Conference Third Team and finished 
second in the conference in assists . 

Soccer 105 

David Terol stretches 
hard to slam the ball back 
toward his opponent. 
Terol, a native of Madrid. 
Spain, is one of many 
international students 
involved with the tennis 

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Opponent Score 


MS State 

0-7 L 


Ball State 2-5 P 


Memphis * 

4-3 W 


W Michigan 3-4 P 


DePaul * 

5-2 W 


OK State 4-3 W 


PL Atlantic 

4-3 W 


UP Monroe 5-2 W 


PL State 46 

4-3 L 


UNC Char * 4-3 W 


Sam ford 

6-1 W 


Tulane* 2-5 P 


SEasternLA 6-1 W 


UL Lafayette 0- 7 L 



2-5 L 


Louisville 48#1 -4 L 



0-6 L 


UNC Char # 4-2 W 





Memphis # 4-2 W 



3-4 L 

*Denotes C-USA Matches 

# Denotes C-USA Tournament 



Opponent Score 
MS State 1-8 P 



Opponent Score 
Nevada 5-4 W 


SEastern PA 7-2 W 


Boise State 2-7 P 


Tulane 0-9 P 


Idaho 6-2 W 


McNeese 9-0 W 


St. Louis* 5-2 W 


Pittle Rock 5-4 W 


Memphis* 4-5 L 


FP Int Nat 0-9 P 


DePaul* 4-5 P 


Jacksonville 7-2 W 


Nicholls 8-0 W 


Flordia State 6-3 P 


Lafayette 5-2 W 


Georgia State 5-4 W 


Cincinnati #5-3 W 


Samford 9-0 W 


South FP# 1-5 P 


Troy State 4-5 P 


DePaul # 4-5 P 


Virvinia Tech 4-5 P 


Houston # 4-5 P 

* Denotes C-USA Matches 

# Denotes C-USA Tournament 

Daniel Homedes demonstrates 
the necessary agility of a good 
tennis player as he doubles over to 
reach for the ball. 

Both nationally and internationally, 
tennis has grown to be one of the most popular 
sports. This trend extends also to Hattiesburg, 
where the USM Golden Pagle tennis teams are 
hard at work completing a strenuous season. 

This season has involved many trials, 
including having the university tennis courts 
torn down to make way for new freshmen dorms. 
With this damper put on the season, the team was 
forced to play at Tatum Park, a new Hattiesburg 
public facility. 

Despite having to move their home 
games off-campus, the teams have proven their 
talent over and over to home crowds. The 
women's team is 4-2 for the season at home and 
the men are 4-0. 

The women's team has many talented 
athletes, but still struggle due partly to their age. 
With only one senior on the team, the under- 
classmen are constantly asked to step up and 
give leadership to the other players. 

Information provided by USM Sports Media 

The men's team is also very young, 
with no seniors and only two juniors. Also, 
every member of the men's team is from a 
foreign country, giving them the added 
struggle of learning a new culture even as 
they try to build a strong team. 

Head coach Teddy Viator works 
hard with the athletes on his teams to help 
them reach their full potential. Between 
holding practices, teaching private lessons 
and running an annual summer camp. 
Viator dedicates his life to the sport of 

Though USM tennis has faced 
many struggles this season, the promise of 
a new facility and the hope that young 
players will mature gives the teams a 
springboard to leap from into next year. 


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Senior Donn\ Holman is deeplj 
concentrating on his next swing. Holman 
is a marketing major, with a minor in 
general science. 

Measuring the distance Claire Dent 

gets belter idea of how to set up her 
next shot. Dent is a senoir form 
Birmingham, Al. 

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Walking up the hill, 
players cheek out the next 
hole. Southern Miss Golf 
learn pla\ s at I imberton 
Golf Club. 

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Marella Canepa chips her waj 

out of a bunker. Canepa is a junior 
from Lima, Peru. 








G. Gunby Jordan Intercollegiate 





1 3th 

Precept Peach State Invitational 




61 1 

1 1th 

llillman Robhins Intercollegiate 






Adams Cup of Newport 







DeepSouth Intercollegiate 





12 th 

Country Club of Louisiana 






FALL TOTAL.: 6 Tournament 




5 1 05 







The Bridges All-American 






RonSmith INvitational 





1 0th 

Alabama Spring Invitational 






Sam Houston ST Bearkat Classic 





1 6th 

2000 C-USA Men 1 Golf 







SPRING TOTAL: 5 Tournament 




451 1 







99-00 TOTALS: 1 1 Tournaments 3378 

















Unlimited Potential/Baytree 







Auburn Tiger Derby Invitational 






Lady Rebel Intrecollegiate 






Beacon Woods Invitational 






Palmetto Women's 





1 1th 


FALL TOTAL: 5 Tournaments 











Southern Miss Invitatinal 






Green Wave Women's Clasic 






Water lefe/USF Invitational 






Utah-Dixie Classic 






2000 C-USA Women's Golf 







SPRING TOTAL: 5 Tournaments 1 597 










99-00 TOTAL: 1 Tournaments 











After having to depend on the 
leadership of young players last year, the 
men's golf team will now benefit from the 
players who stepped up and proved them- 
selves as strong players and leaders. 

"The big key we have coming in 
the year is senior leaderrship," said head 
coach Sam Hall in an interview with Sports 

"We were weak last year, but 
really it was a blessing in disguise because 
we ought to be better for it this year," I lal I 

One senior that the team will de- 
pend on this year is Nathan Rogers, who 
begins his second year on the team. 

"Nathan is a very capable 
player," said Hall. "He's the type of kid 
that doesn't mind going down and shoot- 
ing it low." 

Over-all, w ilh the help of strong 
leadership the men's golf team anticipates 
a season of victories. 

With the strength of past victo- 
ries, the women's golf team enters this 
season with a hunger to succeed. 

"This group is extremely com- 
petitive," said head coach Steve Johnson 
m an interview with Sports Media. "They 
arc very driven to accomplishing their 

This work ethic gives the team 
much personal incinth e to work hard on 
their own. 

"I don't put any pressure or ex- 
pectations on them; they do that on their 
own," Johnson said. 

The strength of these qualities 
come from the seniors on the team who 
take the roles o\' leadership that make a 
team great. Claire Dent, Erin Doyle and 
Erin Scott have all contributed to the team 
in ways that are immessurable. 

The women's team will launch a 
strong season with the help of new play- 
ers and these returnine seniors. 

Story information pro\ ided by I ISM Sports Media. 

Golf 109 

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Sara Waldman leads the fan 
in a cheer during a Southern 
Football game. 

Southern Cheerleaders put in 
many hours of practice and also 
go to competetions. 







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James Phillips, 
Jason Guiron, and 
Heidi Atkins lead the 
Basketball fans in a cheer. 

I 10 Sports 

Lacey Imoff and Corey 

Smith perform during an 
Eagles Basketball game. 

I he team displays one o1 
their main stunts during a break 
in the game. Thier formations 
require alot of Strenght and trust 
Angela Nause, Lacj Imoff, 
Wend) Williams, Brian Hunt, 
.lames Phillips, and Mike 
(;<n\ ain 

The fans will come to sporting events 
and the band will play tunes to entertain the 
crowd. The question remains as to who is 
responsible lor motivating both the fans and 
the players. 

Who will lead the chants that will 
ignite and spread like wildfire throughout the 
stands? Who else but one of the most visual 
groups on campus and in the community. 

Southern Miss's Cheerleaders are on 
thejob even before the American anthem plays, 
and are the last to leave even after the final 
buzzer sounds. 

But the responsiblities of being a 
cheerleader is not just limited to appearences at 
football games. The USM cheerleaders arc 
activily involved in many programs on campus 
and in the community. 

"We make appearances almost 
everwhere, from daycare centers to public 
schools, we compete in competitions and even 
appear at birthday parties," said Carter. 

But no matter where they go. the 
cheerleaders always seem to be the hit of any 

"We always get a warm welcome any- 
where we no," said Carter. "Fans really 

are good to us, even when we have away 

lor the cheerleading squad, one 
major event this year was the opportunity to 
travel to Memphis with the football team as it 
competed in the Liberty Bowl. 

"We held a small pep rally in Mem- 
phis and all the fans were great to us." Carter 

Next year, the squad plans to com- 
pete in the National Tournament for the first 
time in school history. However, those who 
wish to be a part ofnextyear's team will ha\ e 
to follow m the loot steps of all former cheer- 
leaders and earn their spot on the team. 

"Being a Southern Miss cheerleader 
involves interpersonal skills along with exper- 
tise in gymnastics, lumps, kicks, and basic 
cheer techniques such as voice projection," 
said cheerleading coach Andre Carter. 

However, for those dedicated to 
accepting physical challenges and who find 
pleasure in making others stand up and cheer. 
any effort is worth the rewards they find as 
members of the USM cheerleading squad. 

Story by: Natalie S. fverett and Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Cheerleaders I 

efaact t&e Seated 

Seymour pumps up fans during 
a home basketball game. Though 
attendance has been poor this season, 
many loyal fans have continued to find 
joy in supporting Southern Miss. 

Physical Plant worker. Ted 
Henderson, mows stripes to get Pete 
Taylor Park ready for the baseba 

USM's Field Crew 
takes pride in assuring 
the football field is fit to 
be viewed by thousands. 

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1 I 2 Sports 

Football standout T.J. 
Slaughter receives much 
needed assistance from 
student staff Erik;i Debro. 

On the sideline or during 
practice, student staff 
are always ready to lend 
a helping hand. 

Storv bv: Natalie S. Everett 

Student staff, Leigh Anne 
Blakeney, stretches softball 
player Kedra Seals before a game. 
Student staff are essential in 
providing assistance to USM 

Before the athletes wake up and the 
tailgaters arrive, the people who really make 
game day happen are hard at work. 

"Our goal ( for the fan ) is for that person 
to be able to park and easily walk to the stadium, 
hand over their ticket, and enjoy the game while 
eating our concessions," said John David 
Wicker. Director of Facilities and Event Man- 

According to Wicker, this goal is 
achieved when those behind the scenes plan 
services for the convenience of the fans. The 
fans can count on services being there when they 
need them. 

For outdoor events, the physical plant 
crew treats the turf and maintains the fields 
throughout the year. Before the first game they 
may spend an average of five hours a day seven- 
days-a-week painting and preparing the foot- 
ball field. 

Indoor sporting events are equally 
time-consuming, as the physical plant main- 
tains the court and seating areas. They also make 
sure that the scorers and the press have seating 
in an area close to the action. 

During the season, the custodial crew 
keep the stands and bathrooms in order and 

provide the players with clean lockers and a 
room to plan their strategy in during half- 

Tight security ensures that the fans 
can count on finding their car where they left 
it and those with disabilities can enjoy the 
game from their seats. The barricades that 
securityprovides clear up any confusion 
concerning the appropriate entrances and 

Paramedics are on standby to assist 
the fans as well as others involved in athletic 
events in case of an accident or emergency. 

And, of course, a sporting event 
would not be complete without an audience. 
The audience cannot gain admittance without 
tickets and ticket workers. 

The players on the court and field 
fill the arena with action and excitement. 
The fans add the enthusiasm, and the media 
helps to create the images for those outside of 
the area. Many would agree that the game 
would not be the same without any of the 
proceeding elements. 

Those behind the scenes make it all 

Behind Hie Scenes I 1! 

"philanthropies, parties, 
JL sisterhood and brother- 
hood: all words that describe 
college life as a "Greek". The 
decision to rush and getting a 
bid lead the way to new 
experiences. Date parties added 
a new aspect to our social lives. 
Greek Week and Derby Days 
raised money and awareness for 
the causes that made us feel 
proud. We came together to deal 
with problems that erupted 
around alcohol and noise. We 
faced continuing changes 
everywhere but above all else 
managed to keep a sense of 
camaraderie between friends 
and a lifelong tie to each other. 

1 1 1 

by kelly comstock 

what it's all about 

Greeks stay busy with their yearly events 

I Id (necks 

Greeks at Southern Miss are involved in various events on and off 
campus. The groups participate in their own fundraising as well as other 
Greeks projects. Sigma Chi Derby Days is a combination of a dance 
competition, canned food drive, heart walk, and a "Derby Darling", which 
was won by AKA's Shyronda Taylor. 

Other events include Phi Kappa Tau's Soccer Tournament, Chi 
Omega's "Songfest, Alpha Kappa Alpha's "Hope AKAdemy", Phi Mu's 
Men of the Year Calendar, Pike's Powderpuff football tournament, and Tri- 
Delta's Frats-at-Bat Softball tournament, just to name a lew . Kappa Alpha 
Theta has a Basketball tournament to help raise money for CASA. Heather 
Roundtree, a KAO, says "CASA stands for Court Appointed Special 
Advocates. It is an organization that helps abused children." 

Besides participation in charity events, Greeks get together for 
sisterhood and brotherhood retreats. Retreats vary from canoe trips, going 
to the zoo, slumber parties, and bowling. Dani Ducole, an AAfl, says "Our 
sisterhood retreat is a time for my sisters and 1 to bond." 

Other events that Greeks are involved in every year include Bid 
Day, Big Sis/Lil Sis Night, and Bible Studies. The AOA's even hold 
informational workshops to benefit their members. Step shows are also a 
main event for Greeks that allow the groups to showcase their talent and 
new members. 

It's obvious that Greeks at Southern Miss know how to stay busy 
throughout the year. 

( tppositc Page: Bis 'Sis— 
Lil 'Sis Night is always full 
of excitement, as these 
Chi Omega's show us. The 
older girls made costumes 
for their new little sisters 
to wear. Your matching 
partner is \ our new hig 

This Page. Top: After a 
week of Fall Rush, the guys 
finally get their bids. Next, 
they run to their new 
home and our greeted with 
lots of mud. These XAE's 
come together after 
play ing in the mud to \\ el- 
come their new brothers. 

this Page, Bottom: Greeks 
know the importance >.A 
giving back to the city ol' 
Hattiesburg. Even year 
the AKA's show their 
warm-hearted spirit by 
caroling at a local nursing 
home during the hectic 
Christmas holidays. 

Yearly Events 1 17 

by sam Simmons 

let's get together 

Greeks enjoy life away from academics 

IX Greeks 


Greek Life at Southern Miss has evolved into much more than the 

sterotypes portrayed in the movie "Animal House". 

Members strive to be involved in campus and community life. 
However, Greeks do know the importance of having down time to let loose. 

Fraternities and sororities have swaps with themes such as 
"luau's" and "gangster's". These are usually between one fraternity and 
one sorority. Swaps are an outlet for the two groups to get together and 
have some fun. "Swaps are a great way to blow off the pressures of 
school," said D.P. Daigle, a Pi Kappa Phi, "They're also a way to get to 
know other Greeks." 

There are also week-long festivals that Greeks participate in. The 
Alpha Phi Alpha's hold Mandingo Fest every year during spring semester. 
This is a week-long festival that includes step-shows, parties, and commu- 
nity service to honor their founders and to encourage brotherhood. The 
Delta Sigma Theta's have their own version, entitled "Delta Week". 

Greeks also get together by having parties and formals to relax. 
The AKA's have a 70's Party that allows people around campus to get 
together and get groovy. As AKA member, Rashida Wilson claims, "Our 
annual 70's Party is a blast. Everyone dresses up all funky and has a good 

So while the fraternity and sorority scene has come a long way 
from the old stereotypes, members still know how to have a good time. 

Opposite Page: These 
ATQ's and AAA's 
have fun in the woods 
at their "Down By Hie 
River Swap". People 
dressed up as animals 
and hunters to express 
the theme of the swap. 

This Page, Top: the 
ZOB's and OBI 's hang 
out together in front of 
the Hub during their 
annual "Blue and White" 
Week. Z4>BIs share a 
strong bond that unites 
the two groups. 

This Page. Bottom: 
At nBO's Formal, these 
ladies enjoy each others 
company. Formals are 
great way to show that 
there is more to college 
life than t-shirts and 

Swaps I I v 

by Terrelle Hubbard 

Ihe ladies of Alpha Delta Pi have had another stellar year at USM. Sisterhood is not just a word to the Eta 
Zeta chapter, but a way of life. 

Alpha Delta Pi's are involved in all aspects of campus and community life. From Golden Key to SGA 
to the Baptist Student Union, AAITs stay busy. However, Alpha Delta Pi's also work hard for their 
philanthropy. The ladies of Eta Zeta had another successful ""Rock-n-Bowl" Bowling Tournament. 

Members strive to excel in all areas of a young women's life. Whether it's socially, academically, 
in the community, or athletically, the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi know that they can rely on one another for 
support in all that they do. 

Rebecca Adkinson 

Anne Argus 

Lindsay Beasley 

Kimberly Blakeslee 

Kara Brannon 

Lisa Burch 

Cassey Laine Burk 

Melissa Cahill 

Elizabeth Carlisle 

Regina Caruso 

Barbara Chambless 

Katie Childress 

Amanda Collier 

Emily Cooper 

Stacy Daniels 

Brooke Deaver 

Jessi Delk 

Shana Doyle 

Danielle Ducote 

Elizabeth Folse 

Kelli Fortenberry 

Robin Gaudet 

Susan Green 

Carly Gervais 

Faith Harris 

Allison Henderson 

April Johnson 

Kimberly Johnston 

Erin Jones 

Tiffany Jones 

Jillian King 

Kim Kringel 

Brianna Landry 

Steffany Lapointe 

Jaime Lattanzi 

Robin Lee 

lulie Lippincott 

Carrie Manhart 

Bonnie Mezzanares 

Melissa Miranda 

feannine Montreuil 

Amanda Moorehead 

120 Greeks 

Sha Niolin 
Lesley O'Regan 
Kris tie Pearce 
Summer Penton 
Tiffany Portier 
Rebecca Reynolds 

Ashley Ricord 
Brandi Robichaux 
Erin Sarver 
Lisa Scovel 
Therese Scovel 
Kelly Sherlock 

Holly Sowel! 
Melissa Spera 
Scarlett Spivey 
Lauri Starek 
Rhonda Stoner 
Vanessa Strahan 

Kelsa Temple 
Allison Tillery 
Aimee Vairin 
Elishia Vandiver 
Elizabeth White 
Jessica White 

Ashley Willett 
Genia Williams 
Amanda Worsham 
Amanda Young 
Joy Young 

from the inside 

(l By being a member of Alpha Delta Pi for four years, I would have to say that the most important 
qualities or aspects that I have learned have been leadership skills and a great deal of patience. 35 
Jaime Lattanzi 

■■When I first decided to go greek, I was mainly looking for a circle of friends that would always be 
there, one that I found alive and strong amongst the members of Alpha Delta Pi. Also, I felt comfort- 
able and encouraged to be myself without pressure of someone asking me to change. JJ 
Rebecca Reynolds 

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by C ontma Qmnii 

[ he ladies of the Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are blazing new trails into the 
millennium as they foster scholarship, leadership, and service through educational programming. 

AKA is known for its extensive contributions of service to all mankind. Two service projects that AKA 
participated in this year included a new Big Sister/Little Sister program called "Hope AKAdemy" and Adopt- 

Myla Adams 

Reagan Amos 

Wendy Armstrong 

Lisa Bowie 

Charlotte Braxton 

Brandon Brice 

Kendra Brown 

Shonna Brown 

Shatonya Causey 

Chaserie Coleman 

Deitra Davis 

Kedrian Day 

Whitney Dyer 

LaToya Edwards 

Chenikka Eiland 

Jillian Evans 

Shameka Gooden 

Amanda Gordon 

Torie Hatches 
Demetrice Hoskins 

Shunya Jackson 

Deanna Johnson 

Tonya Johnson 

Cheryl Jones 

LaKeitra Lee 

Melissa Lock 

Ayesha Mahmoud 

Kizzetta McClendon 

fennifer McDonald 

LaTonya Moore 

Contina Quinn 

Shenikki Ratliff 

Jennifer Simmons 

Qiana Swanier 

Shronda Taylor 

Miss Thompson 

Shakeira Thompson 

Monicjue Thome 

Amanda Wade 

Shundra Walker 

Nicole Watson 

Rashida Wilson 


from the inside 

Being an AKA means being versatile. It means being able to handle your academic, 

philanthropy, and social life. J J 
LaToya Edwards 


by Gerald Mum ford 

/\lpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. began its existence on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell 
uiversity, becoming the first fraternity geared towared black men. Encompassing their motto, 
"First of All, Servants to All, we shall transcend all", the brothers look to be the measuring 
stick on campus, community, and beyond. This group of young men are extremely versatile, 
holding meberships and participating in various organizations around campus. 

The chapter invests much of its efforts in Project Alpha, a mentoring program for young 
males stressing sexual responsibility and etiquette. Also, the chapter hosted programs on rape 
prevention, and cancer awareness. A new scholarship, the Lily McLaurin Scholarship, was 
introduced in 1999 to a needy student. 

The annual Miss Black and Gold pageant showcased eight of the most beautiful and talented ladies 
on campus. The chapter demonstrated its academic prowlessby attaining the highest G. P. A. of all 
fraternities on campus. 

As always, the chapter put on "Mandingo Fest" a week full of educational programs and 
community service projects, along with a stepshow and parties galore. 

Reginald Barnes, |r. 
Scott Bridges 
Anthony Chapman 
Mart mi us Everett 
Patrick Gray 
I li I his Laird 

Wess McDonald 
Gerald Mumford 
Ryan Simpson 
Percy Smith 
Keffera Stokes 
Robert Williams 

Ricardo Woods 
Tony Yarber 

from the inside 


Being a part of Alpha Phi Alpha has helped me to grow in many ways. It's 
great to know that my brothers are always available for food, fun, and friendship. 
Ricardo Woods 



We strive to present a positive image on campus while being scholars, 
leaders, athletes, and gent!emen.55 
Gerald Mumford 

AKA -A<J>A 12? 

by Kevin McShan 

With a nation torn by war into the North and South, Otis Alan Glazebrook had an idea to bind men of all types 
into one group. Alpha Tau Omega was formed, using Christian ideals as its basis. Every Alpha Tau Omega chapter 
strives to promote these ideals and each member works at being the best in academics, service, and brotherhood. 

The Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was recognized as one of the top chapters in the nation 
this year by receiving the True Merit Award. True Merit is awarded to a select group of chapters that best 
demonstrate efficiency, excellence, and outstanding achievement in programs, personal development, and overall 
operations of the fraternity. 

The men of Epsilon Upsilon held their 2nd Annual Honor House last October. Over $ 1 ,500 were raised for 
the Dr. Tom Shoemaker Scholarship Fund. Alpha Tau Omega also used the past year to party with the best. Viking 
party, Valentine's Party, Band Parties,and Christmas Formal allow the brothers to relax and show brotherhood. 

Ken Bc\ id en 

Stephen Barnette 

Brent Belsom 

Daryl Bosarge 

Nicholas Brandner 

Jonathan Burke 

Clinton Capdepon 

Brad lev Case 

Jonathan Chappell 

Brian Cullum 

Billy Danflous 

Robert DePaula 

Ryan Derbes 

Gregory DiVincent 

Byron Ellis 

Shawn Faciane 

Mark Farmer 

Jon Gift in 

Geoffrey Glenn 

Gabe Godbold 

Jonathan Hammel 

TJ Haughton 

Scott Hecker 

Stephen Hecker 

Andrew Hoi I is 

Parker Inabnet 

William Johnson 

Nicholas Karl 

Todd Keanam 

Dale Keith 

fonah Keller 

Joshua Keller 

Ryan Kinler 

Craig Kliebert 

Jeff Kropp 

Beau Lackey 

Bradley Lafhamer 

Tony Lama 

Richard Lewis 

Chris Mara tea 

Shane Megee 

Michael Mclvor 

124 Greeks 

Kevin McShan 
Troy Mi \(>n 
Darby Murphy 
Ryan Neal 
fared O'Neal 
Phillip Perkins 

Brandon Perez 
Damirn Perez 
|ohn Peterson 
Michael Phillips 
Richard Powell 
Warren Price 

Derrick Procell 

Clay Raseo 
Drew Reeves 
Bill Russell 
Steve Schelver 
Ryan Schemmel 

Beau Schexnaildre 
Corey Smith 
Josh Spieghts 
Man lis Stringer 
Bradley Tompkins 
Cory Trahan 

Troy Turnage 
Paul Ulrich 
Eric VanHoven 
Ricardo Vita 
Quinn Vorhaben 
David Waldvogel 

Chuck Ward 
Brad Williams 
Michael Wilson 
Ryan Wilson 

from the inside 

Being an ATQ has been a very rewarding experience both socially and 
academically. A TO not only encourages individualism, but helps to create 
leaders for the future." 
Eric VanHoven 


Winning True Merit was a special honor. It is something 
every ATQ. thinks about and works toward everyday. 
It is our goal to be the best chapter in the nation/" 
Drew Reeves 

ATQ 125 

by Allison Cook 

Ihe ladies of the Delta Pi Chapter of Delta Gamma started the fall semester with a very successful rush. Delta 
Gamma offers continuity based on sound and tested principles of integrity, responsibility, and intellectual 

The 23rd Annual Anchor Splash took place in the Spring semester with over $5000 raised for Service 
for Sight. Delta Gamma also enjoy participating in events for other sorority and fraternity philanthropies. 
The members of Delta Gamma know that the strong bonds of friendship will last a lifetime. 

Lori Albritton 
Donya A I ford 
Anna Askew 
Elizabeth Bice 
Sarah Bogard 
Teresa Bonner 

Meredith Botts 
Amanda Brantley 
Janine Burden 
Alison Busby 
Megan Coney 
Kathv Conner 

Allison Cook 

Jill Cox 

Lori Cox 

April Crane 

Jenny Crump 

Katrina Dannheim 

Lauren Danos 

Michelle Dauro 

Natalie Dollar 

Rachel Dyer 

Katie Eubanks 

Erica Evans 

Julie Firmin 

Lori Fitzgerald 

Kimberly Forsyth 

Holli Garner 

Parah Gatchell 

Kimberly Grant 

Melanie Hallberg 

Stacey Hartmann 

Jessica Hembree 

Emilv Henderson 

Lauren Henderson 

Jamie Herrod 

Robyn House 

Blythe Hunsberger 

Brooke James 

Jillian James 

Laura Johnson 

Nancy Karrick 

Carrie Lowery 

Kelly Logan 

Lauren Lindsey 

Amy King 

Dani Kennedy 

Jamie Keller 

126 Greeks 

from the inside 

Anne Lucci 
Kimberly Lyon 
Jennifer Mars 
Kristi McDonald 
Ginny McElhaney 
Amber McIIwain 

Katie McMurtry 
Keasha Miller 
Sabrina Morgan 
Allison Neville 
[eanine Oriol 
|enne C )'Sullivan 

Sara Peters 
Jennifer Posey 
Susan Pose) 
Ashley Power 

Hailev Power 
Rebecca Prewitt 

Jennifer Priest 
Kelly Priest 
Olivia Rachal 
Sherri Randolph 
rina Sanders 
Jessica Schultz 

Kelly Scrivner 
Shelley Scott 
Lea Ann Seaman 
Christy Siedell 
Kimberly Sims 
Aimee Smith 

April Smith 
Shannon Smith 
Jennifer Spain 
Katie Stephenson 
Devon Stokes 
Elizabeth Tocco 

Ashley Tullos 
Terri Iurnage 
Wendy Upchurch 

Mane Wall 
|uli Watkins 
Susan Weldon 

Devon Wesley 
Brandy Williams 
Mandy Williamson 
Whitney Wyatt 
Jessica Zamora 


She is love. She is friendship. She is laughter and tears. She is happiness. But, most of all 
she is a sister. " 
Jamie Herrod 

SV 127 

by Wayne Millei 

i\ lthough they have only been on campus now for 1 5 years, the brothers of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity havt 
established themselves as a perennial powerhouse at Southern Miss through their outstanding efforts in academics 
community service, and leadership positions held on campus. 

The Delts have also received national recognition from their international fraternity by receiving the Cour 
of Honor, which is given to the top 20 Delt chapters, every year in their existence. Along with this honor, the US1V 
Delts have also received the prestigious "Hugh Shields" flag 6 times for being one of the top 10 Delt chapters ir 
the fraternity. The Delts are most recognized at USM for their commitment to academics, which has continually 
placed them at the top of USIVTs academic leaders. Their Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge, which is a tribute t( 
their founding father president who had CF, raised over $ 1 6,000 this past year. 

The Delt brothers consider their initiation into the brotherhood as one that is lifelong, as stated in their motto 
"As for my brothers and I, we'll be Delts till we die". 

Rav Boudreau 

Wesley Boudreaux 

Chris Byrd 

Rickey Edwards 

Robert Eubanks 

Joshua Fuller 

Matthew Goff 

Daniel Harrington 

Kevin Havard 

Steven Jones 

farod Leddy 

Corey Lytle 

Kyle Miller 

Wayne Miller 

Lanny Mixon 

Joseph Newman 

Shawn Potter 

Nicholas Rosenbladt 

Daniel Samuels 

John Smalley 

Thomas Springston 

Michael Stringer 

Jason Sykes 

Matthew Trahan 

John Walters 
Brian Zacuat 

from the inside 

" Delta Tau Delta is a home away from home for me. " 
Ray Boudreau 

128 Greeks 

by Sum Simmons 

Jni Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., is an international organization of college and professional men. 
Founded on the campus of Howard University in 1914, the fraternity prides itself on its three 
principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service. These principles are exhibited in the fraternity 
motto, "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity." 

The men of the Theta Eta Chapter have made great strides the past few years and are poised to 
make even greater strides in the new millenium. Keeping with their principle of Service, the men 
of Theta Eta have been very active in many programs this year. Some of the Chapter's projects 
consist of volunteering at Aldersgate Mission, MS READS Tutoring Program, and at Woodley 
Elementary. This year the men of sigma also held their 2nd annual "Uplifting Black Women 
Program". This new Chapter tradition is aimed at saluting black women and recognizing the 
important role that they play, not only on this campus, but in society as well. 

There is one distinction that only Phi Beta Sigma Inc. can claim. They are the only fraternity to 
be constitutionally bound to a sorority. Phi Beta Sigma shares this special distinction with the ladies 
of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., forming the only true-blue brother and sisterhood. 





from the inside 

Kevin Blanks 
Kendrick Brown 
Jesse Bullock 
Dannye Fowler 
Kevin Heard 
Melvin Jackson 

Kevin Meyers 
Todd Pinkston 
Zephanian Powell 
James Sims 
Cornelius Thompson 
Raymond Walls 

Kerry Walton. Jr. 


joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. to be a part of a professional organization that is 
commited to enhancing the black community and the empowerment of the black 
male. " 
Kevin Meyers 

ATA-*BI 129 

by Don Gret 

JX.appa Alpha was represented well this year on campus in organizations such as Southei 
Style, IFC Excecutive Council, Sigma Lamda Chi, Order of Omega, and various other organiz, 
tions. The Gamma Zeta chapter also gives its time to philanthropies such as the Salvation Arm 
Adopt- A-Mile, and Muscular Dystrophy Association. KA takes a break from the education 
grind with memorable party traditions such as "End of the World" and "Old South 

Josh Beech 

Chris Boozer 

Larry Cagle 

Jason Collins 

Bud Durr 

Michael Dussouy 

John Elias 

Derek Erickson 

Brandon Foster 

James Foster 

Shaun Fortenberry 

Nicholas Francis 

Reed Frazier 

Paul Gottlieb 

Don Green 

Morgan Hankins 

Matt Hankins 

Brandon Hardesty 

Kevin Hudson 

Derek Johnson 

Brad Landrum 

William Lofton 

Sam Marsal 

Gabriel McPhearson 

Justin Nosser 

Jared Quijas 

William Reidy 

Arthur Ryals 

J. Paul Sansing 

Frederick Schaub, III 

Kevin Schaub 

Scott Schroeder 

Adam Smith 

David Smith 

Phillip Smith 

Andy Taylor 

Aulton Vann, 111 

Neil Ware 

Russell Wilson 

from the inside 

The brotherhood at KA is second to none, we will always have our friendships. " 
Aulton Vann 

130 Greeks 

by Sam Simmons 

Jtvappa Delta marked a half-a-century of sisterhood here at USM during this year's Homecoming 
Celebration. The Beta Sigma chapter was founded on May 14, 1949 and continues to live up to its 
long held tradition of excellence. 

Beta Sigma was recognized among other Kappa Delta chapters by receiving the Merit Award at 
their National Convention. This places the chapter among the top ten percent in the nation. 
KD sisters take pride in their accomplishments over the past year. Ashley Mercer served as Senior 
Maid on the Homecoming Court. 

Service is a top priority for Kappa Deltas . The annual "Shamrock Event", a 5K run, held in 
March, supports the effort to prevent child abuse. Each year Beta Sigma sends "Silly Socks" to the 
hospital made especially by rushees on Philanthropy Day. These socks can be worn as puppets on 
the children's hands and feet because many of them cannot leave their hospital beds. Kappa Delta's 
also devote a lot of time to their newest philanthropy, the Girl Scouts of the USA. 

Beyond all successes which mark this memorable year, Kappa Delta's know that sisterhood is 
the tie that has kept them together and as they begin the second fifty years of Beta Sigma, they will 
remember in all that they do to always strive for the honorable, the beautiful, and the highest. 

Leigh Abbey 
Connie Baker 
Kelly Barrett 
Erin Bavlot 
Tiffany Blair 
Rebecca Bogard 

Sara Buckley 
Kimberlv Broussard 
Jessie Bryant 
Jennifer Burkett 
Kristen Cameron 
Nicki Case 

Erin Cheatham 
[ami Chiniche 

Jennifer Coccaro 
Deborah Coleman 
Amber Creel 
Kristin Delanev 

Kelly DeOrnellas 
Lucy Dews 
Ashlee Dick 
Sara Dobv 
Apple Dominguez 
Emiley Earll 

fody Ellis 
Blair Fee 
Ashley Ferrell 
Emily Ferrell 
Katie Flanagan 
fennifer Forbes 

KA-KA 131 


Laura Foy 

Allison Gentile 

Alicia Gordy 

Katie Grey 

Marquette Guerin 

Casey Guyton 

India Hassin 
Meredith Hale 
Holly Hicks 
Laura Hicks 
Kathryn Holland 
Emily Hood 

Alexandra Hornsby 

Mandy Hudson 

Lori Hughes 

Banu Husain 

Sarah Hyde 

Sarah Irby 

Tricia Jacobsen 

Kimberly Keels 

Melissa Kilpatrick 

Maria Koskan 

Kelly Kuluz 

Sarah Ladner 

Brandye Lamas 

Julie Lang 

Emily Lifsey 

Kimberly Long 

Dana Lowrimore 

Dana Luquire 

Kristie Lyle 

Andrea Macko 

Emily Maher 

Ashley Mercer 

Jacqueline Moak 

Melissa Moore 

Mary Catherine Morgan 

Shelly Morrow 

Suzanne Mull is 

Christy Neely 

Jessi Pari si 

Melissa Powell 

Tonya Powell 

Stephanie Price 

Olivia Quinn 

Rebecca Rieth 
Robyn Roberts 
Tara Robinson 

132 Greeks 

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Heather Rogers 
Lanette Rogers 
Katie Rosetti 
Holly Ryan 
Leslie Savage 
Keri Schutz 

Anne Seybold 
Ashley Shelton 
Suzanne Shows 
Natalie Smith 
Laura Sprinks 
Jennifer Stevens 

Myrle-Marie Tallman 
Kristi Vita 
Jackie Vogel 
Sara W a I dm an 
Caroline Weems 
Kristy Welch 

Lauren Whitaker 
Kay Wilhert 
Erin Williams 
Erin Williamson 
Kathryn Young 

from the inside 


could feel the sincerity in every girl's voice that I talked to during Rush. The whole chapter seemed 
really down-to-earth and I knew that Kappa Delta was where I wanted to be. J J 

KA 133 

r .^ by Terrelle Hubbard 

1 he men of Kappa Sigma believe in the pursuit of excellence through academics, campus involvement, 
athletics, and community service, while striving to be the best they can be. 

Kappa Sigma has a strong dedication to its philanthropic events. For the past three years, they have 
hosted their annual Margaritaville contest, which has raised over $3,000 for the Randy Jamison Kappa Sigma 
Scholarship Foundation here at USM. 

For five out of the past eight years, Kappa Sigma has won the All-University Sports Award, and has 
also won the fraternity division award three out of the past five years. The Kappa Sigma flag football teams 
are both highly ranked, after the teams placed first and third in a regional flag football tournament. 

The men of Kappa Sigma also sponsor numerous social functions to allow for relaxation and fun. 

David Aurieh 

Michael Ball 

Bra el ley Boudreaux 

Jace Bourgeois 

Nicholas Bova 

Andrew Bradford 

Glenn Braswell 

Jerod Breaux 

Jared Clav 

Carlton Cranford 

Chad Cranford 

Joe Culpepper 

John Erwin 

Christopher Estrade 

Brent Flanagan 

Jason Goolshy 

James Henderson 

Jonathan Hoda 

Brian Holton 

Eric Jamison 

Randy Jamison 

Billy Kelly 

Louis Klotzbach, Jr. 

Rodney Ladner, Jr. 

Ed Magenheimer 

Chris Martin 
James McDonner 
David Melancon 

Scott Mendes 
Jonathan New 

Eric Piazza 

Donald Peltier III 

Michael Peters 

Chad Renken 

Scott Renken 

Benji Richoux 

Michael Ring 

Cain Roberds 

Jonathan Rousset 

Taylor San ford 

Jason Smith 

Richard Soldine 

134 Greeks 

Robert Steed, Jr. 

I hi'is I albot 
Chris rhomas 
Patrick Thomas 
Brandon Veit 
Anthony Vesa 

Charley Wallace 
Scott Walle 
Matthew Wann 
Andrew Warriner 
Brock VVhitson 

from the inside 

Kappa Sigma has given me the opportunity to build brotherhood that 
Erik Piazza 

last a lifetime. 



My college experience has been more fulfilling since I joined 
Kappa Sigma. Being a part of this fraternity has helped me to be 
involved in campus life." 
Dave Hurich 

ks i: 

^^^ by David Stewa 

\J n October 15,1 948 the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau became the first fraternity founded 
the University of Southern Mississippi, and over fifty years later they are still committed to a tradition 
excellence. Their motto, "Success is never coasting," is what these men live by everyday. 

Phi Kappa Tau are established leaders on campus and in the community. They hold a wide varie 
of campus leadership positions on campus. For the past two years they were named the most improv 
chapter in the nation, and one of the top five chapters in the nation last year. 

An important part of being a Phi Kappa Tau man is philanthropy. The annual Soccer Classic rais 
thousands of dollars each year for the Hole in the Wall Gang. Recreation is also a part of Phi Kappa Tau. T 
Red Carnation Ball and Lost Weekend gave the brothers a chance to take a break from their work and ha 
a good time. 

Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is built on brotherhood, which is a tradition that is everlasting. 

Chad Ainsworth 

Andrew Autrey 

Brad Avalon 

Trey Baxter 

Collins Burg 

Jason Briceno 

Anthony Brown 

Leigh Brown 

Brian Burke 

John Burden 

Jonathan Chadic 

Josh Collum 

Cliff Dees 

Thomas Domencio 

Michael Duncan 

Keith Frentz 

Jeramie Forten berry 

Josh Foster 

Lesley George 
Bryan Glover 
Justin Gregory 
William Head 
John Herbert 
Myron Jacobs 

Joe Johnson 

Rhett Johnson 

Jason Jones 

Jamie Keels 

Tim Kelt 

Justin Lewis 

Brad Lewellyn 

Charles Lofton 

Shane McCarthy 

Chad McCrossen 

Jeremy McMillon 

Clint McPhail 

Paul Meyers 

Nick Ortega 

John Parker 

Michael Pasvantis 

Daniel P. Paul 

Jason Phillips 

136 Greeks 

Scott Pitts 
C had Pruitt 
Bobby Riccio 
for Ruhards 
|ason Roberts 
Eric Robinson 

[ohn Sharp 
Brian Spreen 
David Stewart 
Josh Suttles 
Robert Talley 
Kelly Thornton 

Chad Vanderbrook 
Stephen Wade 
foe! Walters 

from the inside 


The greatest thing about brotherhood at Phi Kappa Tau is that when everyone pulls together 
as one there is not any barrier we cannot cross. 5 J 
David Stewart 


Here at Phi Kappa Tau we excel in multiple areas. Last year we were IFC 
Intramural Champions and our grades have been above the all men's 
average for two years. As Phi Kappa Tau's, our abilities as a whole are 
Nick Ortega 

4>KT 137 

by Tara Marasco 

1 he ladies of Phi Mu were honored to welcome 34 new members into their sisterhood this fall. Excelling 
in academics, campus activities, and philanthropic involvement are an important part of a Phi M u. The chapter 
prides itself on committing to Phi Mil's three ideals: love, honor and truth. The ladies do find time during the 
year to hold memorable events such as Fall Fling, Sisterhood Retreat, Carnation Sister Christmas Party, and 
Beach Bash. 

Diana Anderson 

Michelle Armstrong 

Christy Beck 

Jacee Bergeron 

Rachel Bergeron 

Meghan Blankenship 

Laurel Blissett 

Karen Bonev 

Katie Boudet 

Michelle Boueere 

Lauren Buckalew 

Olivia Buckalew 

Casey Burns 

Shelley Chappuis 

Carolyn Collier 

Colleen Colson 

Alison Conerly 

Crystal Cook 

Ka ren Cra w ford 

Jennifer Davis 

Jennifer Dean 

Paula Delcambre 

Rachel Delcambre 

Jennifer Delmas 

Molly Denson 

Krupa Desai 

Deanna Dossett 

Melissa Dotson 

[Catherine DuBose 

Cathy Ducote 

Genevieve Dumont 

Kellie Dyer 

Cyndi Earle 

Jeni Edwards 

Melissa Fortman 

Jamie Foster 

Katherine Gatlin 

Amanda Griggs 

Nicole Guidry 

Margaret Haines 

Nancy Haines 

Courtney Hall 

Theresa Henton 

Genna Herring 

Emily Hewitt 

Lisa Irons 

Julie Joffrion 

Ashley Johnson 

138 Greeks 

Jessica Killens 
Nikki Lafhameyer 
Lucy Langenbeck 
Melissa Lechner 
Laurie Loggins 
Jennifer Lorig 

Lira Marasco 
Katy McGarity 
Amanda McRaney 
I [oily Mire 
Katrina Moody 
Heidi Morgan 

Jeanne Mauritz 
Jessica Murphy 
Kenitra Odom 
Stefani Phillips 
Erin Propst 
Jennifer Rehage 

Kimberly Risher 
Tanya Robertson 
Dana Rogillio 
Elena Schiro 
Caroline Seal 
Holly Senn 

Felicia Simon 
Susan Slobodnikova 
Nikki Smith 
Erica Staiger 
Julie Steen 
Page Still 

Becca Stillwell 
Sabrina Suringer 
Vanessa Swain 
Kim Talley 
Abby Tausend 
Katie Theard 

Lindsay Tillman 
Sarah Toche 
Sarah Lhl 
Missy Voltz 
Allison Wadsworth 
Holly Wagner 

Kate Waller 
Ashley Walsten 
Heather Wilkinson 
Amy Wingrave 
Kelly Zimmerman 

from the inside 


I feel that our sisterhood is one of the main strengths of our chapter. It 
signifies the support and friendship that our members have for one an- 
other. 55 
Tara Marasco 

<t>M 134 

Pby Emily Weatherly 
i Beta Phi Fraternity started off the fall semester strong with the addition of 34 enthusiastic new members. 
Through a 7-week pledge program, these women came to understand the friendship, assistance, and diversity 
that Pi Phi has to offer. Pi Beta Phi also prides itself in high standards for academic excellence. Besides 
focusing on academics, Pi Phi encourages its women to take an active role on USM's campus. Members are 
involved in SGA, Southern Style, VISION, and wide array of other campus organizations. 

The ladies of Pi Beta Phi would like to dedicate these pages to the memory of Staci Cochran. 

Jessica Abadie 

Melinda Andrews 

Leigh Ann Austin 

Katy Ballantyne 

Brandy Bel Una 

Buffy Blissett 

Sheri Blue 

Brittany Brink 

Jayme Bushea 

Melissa Calhoun 

Kerri Call en 

Amanda Coleman 

Emette Coleman 

Allison Cothern 

Melanie Cox 

Nicole Cunningham 

Sarah Damp 

Tiffany Dartlon 

Adrienne Davis 

Karmen Easterling 

Lauren Edgett 

Tammy Ethridge 

Gena Fischer 

Am her Flvnt 

Anna Flurry 

Maryellen Fox 

Kappi Fuller 

Melissa Fuller 

Rebecca Glahn 

Rebecca Gibbons 

Courtney Goodman 

Holli Hansen 

Janora Hawkins 

Melissa Hehert 

Erica Heckenkemper 

Tasha Karnes 

Sarah Kim hie 

Lyn Leggett 

Leigh Anne Lewis 

Rosalind Lohrano 

Sharon Lott 

Jennifer Lowers 

Kelly Martin 

Angela McDaniel 

Michele McGee 

Amanda McGuffee 

Laura McShane 

Beth Moore 

140 Greeks 

Aimee Morgan 

Allison Morgan 
Brandi Morrison 
Amanda Murray 
Natosha Myers 
Tianni Nicholson 

Kristin O'Connor 
Tara Packer 
Christy Pearce 
Angelle Peltier 
Michele Perilloux 
Nicole Pierpoint 

Rachel Quinlivan 
Alicia Randazzo 
Ashlie Randazzo 
Catherine Reilly 
Katie Richaud 
Adrienne Robichaux 

Ashley Sanford 
Adrienne Sawyer 
Laura Saylors 
Barat Schexnaildre 
Katie Scruggs 
Amanda Sims 

Kelly Smith 
Natalie Stewart 
Kimberly Struth 
Ashlee Taylor 
Elanor Thames 
Nancy Thames 

Michelle Thiol 
Ashley Thompkins 
Lina Traywick 
famie Tregre 
Melissa Trouard 
Carrie Turn age 

Jennifer Lynn Varner 
Sherry Walker 
fennifer Walle 
Jessica Walters 
Emily Weatherly 
.Amber W illia mson 

Leigh Anne Wilson 
Bridget Yost 

from the inside 

Even though I joined this sorority partly to meet people, party and just have a good time, the main attraction 
of Pi Beta Phi was the friendship, sisterhood and over all human kindness of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. J J 
Beth Moore 

riBO) 141 

by Terrelle Hubbard 


he men of Pi Kappa Alpha were founded nationally on March 1 , 1 868. They were installed at USM 
on December 10, 1949 and have continued to pursue high levels of success. 

Pikes are active in many campus and community organizations. You can find a Pi Kappa Alpha ir 
Southern Style, Student Alumni Association, Order of Omega, and many others. The men also participate 
in various philanthropic events throughout the year. 

Pi Kappa Alpha's are also known for their many social events held throughout the year. From 
Founder's Day to Spring Parties, there is never a dull moment. 

These Pikes know that thev will not onlv be friends, but brothers for a lifetime. 

Alan Andrews 

Jerry Arnold 

Colin Caillwet 

Kris Carter 

Brad Cates 

Steve Cook 

Chris Davis 

Shane Davis 

Louis Dyer 

Carey Estes 

John Fisaekerly 

Armond Collott, III 

Dale Col lot 

Eric Getz 

Jason Harvison 

Jason Hawkins 

Brandon Howard 

Forrest Hudson 

Robert Hoffman 

Ted dv Johnson 

Paul Kirkland 

Eric Lamb 

Walker Lind lev 

Curtis Matherne 

Lane McDonnieal 
Andy Mungo 
Daniel Nelson 
Erich Nichols 
Pat Patterson 

Steve Pickering 

Joel Pierce 

Chris Ray burn 

Kyle Ray burn 

Bobby Relan 

Josh Schutts 

David Simmons 

Timothy Smith 

Clay Stoddard 

Justin Stroud 

Kelly Swanzy 

Stephen Theobald 



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142 Greeks 

Taylor Trochesser 
Tory Tros< lair 
Darby Usey 
Drew Welch 

from the inside 

M Being a member of Pi Kappa Alpha has given me tons of opportunities and friendships, 
that these guys will always be willing to lend a hand whenever I need help. " 
Josh Schutts 


[1KA 143 

r ^ by Terrelle Hubbard 

1 he men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon strive to be the best that they can be in every aspect of their lives. 
IA E's have prided themselves on making good grades, raising money for worthwhile causes and having 
fun. Their leadership abilities shine through on campus as these men are involved in a variety of campus 
organizations. The men are involved in SG A, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Southern Style 
and various other campus organizations. From philanthropies to parties, these men excel in all areas. 

Jeffery Anderson 

William Anderson 

Nick Aparicio 

Jon Batson 

Anthony Benigno 

Ross Bourgeois 

Chip Breitenkamp 

Chip Bunyard 

Robert Burris 

Robert Butkowski 

Chris Broom 

Seab Campbell 

Chris Cartee 

Justin Childress 

Jim Chism 

Brent Cloeston 

Jason Coker 

Ryan Cole 

Gregg Cooper 

Andrew Davidson 

Michael Dorris 

Joey Evans 

Ben Floyd 

Brad Floyd 

Glenn Fontan 

Winston Foshee 

Erik Frank 


Jason Giron 

Donnie Gober 

Bryan Grove 

Michael Gowin 

Brent Greenwald 

Blake Hamm 

Coley Hanson 

Jared Hartley 

Heath Hill 
Jay Hobson 
Joe Hobson 
Justin Ingram 
Wes Inman 
Ryan Israel 

Brian Jackson 

Stephen Jackson 

Mack Jeffress 

Jeremy Jernigan 

Patick Johnson 

Jason Jones 

144 Greeks 

Jeff Kelly 
Kirk King 
Tim Kreller 
Stephen Ladner 
Jason Landry 
Benjamin Lowe 

Chad Lowe 
Patrick McCrory 
Jonthan McDaniel 
Chris McDonald 
Kenny McMasters 
Jesse Melkowits 

Aaron Middleberg 
Charles Micciotto 
Ben Mitchell 
John Nathan 
Jared Nelson 
Corbitt Newell 

Brett Nezat 
Ben NorvaJ 
Jason Oliphan 
Paul Outlaw 
Jared Parish 
Brian Phillips 

James Phillips 
Kevin Prince 
John Rushing 
Charles Ryals 
Sam Sackler 
Buddy Schilling 

Drew Siders 
Ryan Skipper 
Bobbv Smithhart 
Brad Smith 
Corey Smith 

Stevie Smith 
Scott Stanley 
Chris Strickland 
Steve Strickland 
Ashley Sullivan 
Kevin Thompson 

Keith Upchurch 
Jason Warshauer 
Derek Washer 

Chris Wells 

Chad Westmoreland 

Nelson Zamora 

from the inside 


Life in SAE is full of great opportunities. Not only have I had the chance to meet new people, but I 
have also been priviledged to serve as president. IAE's love to party, like any other college students, 
but we also know the importance of excelling in academics, leadership, and brotherhood." 
Chris McDonald 

IAE 145 

by Kelly Comstock 

Ihe men of Sigma Chi stand out on campus because they set both high standards and goals. Rush 
proved to be a successful endeavor for the men of the White Cross. Their main philanthropy, Derby 
Days, was also a huge success. With the help of sororities on campus, the men were able to raise 
money forthe Children's Miracle Network. The men of Sigma Chi strivetoexcel in philan- 
thropy, leadership, sholarship, and brotherhood. Although the men work hard to achieve their goals, 
they also find time for socializing. Theannual PatO'Brian's Christmas Party, Yacht Club, and 
Alumni Golftournament were great ways forthe brothers to build on their lasting friendships. 

Jason Acuff 

Charles Alio IV 

Paul Bacuzzi 

Brad Baggett 

Jason Bailey 

Joey Beattie 

Will Blount 

Jason Bounds 

Trevor Brown 

Sam Burke 

Ricky Burris 

Chris Carter 

Lin Carter 

feremy Cooper 

Brent Corley 

Laughton Crout 

Jacob Crout 

Kevin Cuevas 

Chad Davis 

Matt Duckworth 

Dave Edwards 

[ohn Mark Edwards 

Chad Eron 

Josh Frady 

Scott Fontenette 

Ryan Frederic 

Jeffrey Graham 

Justin Grant 

Brett Haddox 

Ryan Hall 

Justin Harrison 

Chad Hudson 

Chan Humphreys 

farrod Jackson 

Bo Jeffares 

Michael Key 

Robert Lambert 

Scott Lanehart 

Jay Losset 

Josh Lowery 

Todd Maddox 

146 (necks 

c hris Mayfield 
Brian McPherson 
Aubrey Mitchell 
Robbie Moore 
[oseph Oubre 
rodd Palmer 

Lee Parish 
Steven Rankin 
[osh Rawls 
[ohn Reid 
Gates Riley 
Kyle Smith 

Matt I nomas 
Adam I odd 
Trey Truitt 
Blaine Tyrone 
Brett Weidman 
Dudlv Westbrook 

fason Westbrook 
Jack Williams 
Chris Woodward 
Samuel Wrighl 
lustin Yard 

from the inside 


I first joined Sigma Chi for the soeial aspeets of the fraternity. However, as time passed, 
felt a part of something more. Not only did Sigma Chi's beliefs and ideals coincide with 
mine, but the fraternity became my second family. " 
Jason Acuff 


We strive to present a positive image on campus while being scholars, 
athletes, leaders, and gentlemen. Most of all, we have a lot of fun in the 
process. JJ 
Charlie Alio 

XX 147 

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by Chasidy Madison 


he Eta Tail Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. strives forward by living up to its founding 
motto: "Greater Service, Greater Progress". 

These ladies have taken a great interest in scholastic and community programs. This year the sorority 
sponsored its second annual Financial Educational Program: "Do You Want to be Debt Free? , '' a.k.a."Balla 
on a Budget". During the spring semester, Sigma Gamma Rho hosted its second annual Health Fair in the 
Student Union. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority annually participates in community service projects such as Mississippi 
Habitat For Humanity, Friends of Big Brothers/Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club, and Helping Hands Mission. 
Other community events that the sorority has participated in include the annual Halloween Carnival sponsored 
by UAC and "Trick or Treat" on Greek Street. 

Aside from other numerous achievements, the Eta Tau Chapter was the recipient of the "Chapter of the 
Year Award" and the "Perfect Attendance Award" from the National Pan-Hellenic Council. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is very proud of its accomplishments both on and off campus and will 
continue to strive for excellence in the years to come. 

Xorica Adams 

Yalonda Jackson 

Chasidy Madison 

Cassandra Redmond 

[genea Williams 

from the inside 

"We do philanthropy work not only in the community, but also on campus. 
However, we do know how to incorporate fun into our schedules. For 
example, this year we had a Date Auction that let everyone take a break from 
their studies to have a few laughs. JJ 
Chasidy Madison 

148 Greeks 

by Sum Simmons 

O igma Nu, the only fraternity founded against hazing, was chartered on the University of 
Southern Mississippi campus in 1969. The only honor fraternity on campus, Sigma Nu 
provides its brothers with a foundation of support for a well-rounded university education. 

A simple creed guides the fraternity to strive to live to die with honor. The men of Sigma Nu 
guide their lives on three cardinal principles; love, truth, and honor. All members are voted in 
unanimously by the brothers of the fraternity and a pledge that receives a bid knows that every 
member of the chapter wants him as a brother for life. 

Sigma Nu's philanthropy is Saint Jude's Hospital for children. Every year a bike-a-thon is 
hosted called Sigma Nu 3000. This bike-a-thon combines hard work and fun to raise money 
to fight pediatric diseases. This year the chapter raised over $1200 while logging over 3000 
laps around Reed Green Coliseum. At the same time, they spend their time and effort helping 
other fraternities and sororities in their philanthropy efforts as well. 

The brothers of Sigma Nu also find time to fit in many social events throughout the year. 
From Thursday night parties to their annual Christmas Formal, Sigma Nu's know how to have fun. 



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Tommy Adco\ 
Sammy Broodhead 
David Paul Carby 
Derek Dorman 
Christopher Ferguson 
aul Fox 

Matthew George 
Stephen Harrison 
Kenny Lee 

ohn Ryals 

ason Scrimpshire 
Kelly Shipp 

Chris Starnes 
Matthew Stubbs 
ohn Zi miner 

from the inside 


Sigma Nu provides me with strong brotherhood that I can't find anywhere else, 
know that I can be myself around my brothers. J J 
Kenny Cheramie 

IFP-SN 149 



hv Chris Miller 

he Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon bases its brotherhood on the concept of the 
Balanced Man, that an individual should be both "spirit healthy" 1 and "body healthy". Though this idea 
was developed by the Greeks centuries ago, the value of balance is as alive as ever. This chapter has : 
proven that a dedicated group of individuals striving for common goals can accomplish anything. 

Sig Ep captured the All-University Intramural championship this past year while at the same I 
finishing second for highest grade point average among Greek fraternities. In addition to supporting 
numerous charitable causes hosted by other student organizations, Sigma Phi Epsilon held its annual date I 
auction and Sandblast Volleyball tournament to benefit Hattiesburg nonprofit organizations. Members 
are involved in all types of campus activities and are consistently recognized for their contributions. A 
quote by Aristotle describes the doctrine of I<t>E: "We are what we habitually do. Excellence, then, is 
not merely an act, but a habit." 

Richie Ainsworth 

Chris Alfonso 

Keith Bernard 

Brian Berthea 

Ryan Braun 

Lance Brown 

Christian Capella 

Louis Carboni 

Matthew Carter 

Carlo Celesi 

Felix Cheita 

fason Cooley 

Ryan Curry 

Andrew Dollar 

Greg Fischer 

Patrick Fogarty 

[odd Germillion 

Fred Gunn 

fohn Herron 

Dylan Hit! 

foseph Holland 

Brian Holmes 

David Kremser 

Brian Lowe 

Brandon Marlier 

Richard Marrero 

Nicholas McCray 

Chris Miller 

Joseph Moll 

John Murphy 

[arrod Murray 

Matthew Patton 

Arthur Reed 

Paul Reggio 

Brad Rukes 

Brad Satterwhite 

Drew Sartin 

Eric Shultz 

Stephen Slumker 

Jake Smith 

Tony Terra nova 

Zach Thomas 

150 Greeks 

Ryan Thompson 
Paul Wiebelt 
Christopher Wood 

from the inside 


like the sense of close personal friendships that Sig Ep has to offer. It's great 
being a part of a fraternity that has less members, but never settles for less in achievements." 
Lance Brown 


Sigma Phi Epsilon provides more to me than just unwavering friendship. 
My brothers continually challange my physical, emotional, and intellectual 
performance on campus and in life. JJ 
Drew Sartin 

L*E l?l 

by Tracey Lott 


he Mu Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was established on the campus of the 
University of Southern Mississippi on July 27, 1975. Since establishment, collegiate sorors have 
participated in various community service and philanthropy projects. This sorority is committed to being 
a torch for political, economical, and educational change within American society. 

Man.i Amnions 

I .inril.i Anderson 

Avjiiiu Batiste 

Stacy Brown 

l hristic Brumfield 

Felicia Burns 

Detriss B\ id 

Caty Carter 

Deiecia t alter 

Sametra Chislom 


lajeanda Da\ is 

Desiree Dillon 

Darrion Derman 

Azeeka Dunigan 

Nicole Fuller 

Alisha Hammond 



Latoya I larl 

Nina Hayes 

Deatrice lackson 

lamika lackson 

Artrina Jenkins 

Kina Johnson 

Kesha lones 

\ pnl I awson 

Vija Lee 

I allien I l/ana 

I rates I ..II 

Alicia ivlagee 

lemina McCarter 

Kimberly McKenzie 

Shondra McMillian 

Nicole Morgan 

Rahsaan Myles 

Zakiya Palmer 

Angela Patterson 

Leigh-Angeile Peters 

Kimuatta Reese 

Rashun Robinson 

Sabrina Rogers 

knsd Si. .It 

Valerie Scott 

Kendra Shell 

I illaiu Simpson 

Idmmv Sloan 

Pamala Stamps 

Stephanie Sterling 

Monica Stinson 

lanilla Stovall 

Michelle Sullivan 

Alecia raylor 

I in ina I aylor 

Ir.uv Weslej 

lahmeela Weston 

Marilyn Williams 

from the inside 

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The sisterhood in Delta Sigma Theta is the single best thing about being in a sorority. 
Between sorority sisters, there is a bond created from sharing the same experiences, 
and it takes a lot to break it. J J 
Angela Patterson 

by Felecid Moore 


liner women doing finer things" is a self-proclaimed motto that the ladies of the Lambda Theta 
Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority live by. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded Jan. 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University by five 
determined women under the inspiration of three distinguished men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. 

Wishing to depart from the traditional definitions for black women and establish ideals of 
scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood, Zeta Phi Beta has maintained its individu- 
ality and actively promoted the principles which the organization was based on. 

Service is a very important aspect to the ladies who grace the colors of the royal blue and white. 
Not only service to the USM campus, but the city as a whole. Earlier this year, Project Z.I. P. (Zetas 
Investing in People) was an example of just that. Incorporating community service and educational 
programs, it provided interaction between the USM community and the city. 

Zeta Phi Beta believes that to reach desired goals, you must not forget where you came from. This 
is one reason why Zetas regularly interact with the community in ongoing projects with Hattiesburg 
Convalescent Center, Adopt- A-Highway, Salvation Army, and regularly scheduled chapter Sunday 
service to a variety of local churches. Also, the sorority interacts with youth through their auxiliary 
group of junior and high school aged young women, the Arehonettes. 

Zeta Phi Beta has made many successful strides and continues to blaze a path for the future. Since 
the beginning, the sorority has influenced the lives of women and communities everywhere, with 
over 700 graduate and collegiate chapters. 

Sharonda Dottery 
I eresa I lines 
Aisha Leu is 
Samantha Parks 
tiffany Verrett 
Vicki Walker 

from the inside 


The qualities that made me consider being a Zeta were the way that they 
carried themselves, their unique beliefs, their principles and goals and 
the way they wanted to better the community as whole. " 
Aiesha Lewis 


By being a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. I have had the unique 
experience of learning a lot about USM and certain policies that have 
been set forth. I have also been able to make an impact on the campus 
through student recruitment and organizations. '5 
Raechelle Braxton 

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by Stacy Littlepage 
1 he ladies of the Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta build their strength and motivation from their 
motto, "Let us steadfastly love one another." This strong sense of sisterhood was felt by all the 35 new 
members Tri Delta initiated this year. With 1 38 members, Delta Delta Delta is the largest sorority on campus. 
Fall and Spring semesters are packed with fun and exciting events for the Tri Deltas. These include 
Crush Party, Parent's Picnic, Initiation, Founder's Day, Stars and Crescents Ball, Dolphin Daze, and Apple 
Polishing Party. With all these activities, Tri Delta still maintained a 3.34 GPA and kept the prestigious Aubrey 
K. Lucas Award for the eighth straight semester. 

Members are involved in organizations ranging from Dixie Darlings to Campus Crusade for Christ 
to Southern Style. The Tri-Deltas were also well represented on the 1999 Homecoming Court by Nicole 
Walker, Susan Sullivan, and Susan Moak. 

Tri Deltas will always remain loyal and dedicated to the ideals of the fraternity and strive for the best. 

fill Abernathy 

Jennifer Adcock 

Amy Anderson 

Caron Atteberry 

Kelly Avers 

Kelly Barnhill 

Karyn Barrett 

Jennifer Barton 

Kelly Beckett 

Emily Berner 

Beth Blanchard 

Sarah Bonner 

Bethany Boone 

Rebecca Boudreaux 

Kate Bourne 

Leigh Ann Bozeman 

Rollyn Brantly 

Christi Brinkley 

Amy Brown 

Amy Buckner 

1 ed d i e- Loga n Ca r v ille 

Aaryn Cash 

Christy Cetodal 

Nicole Cessna 

| en niter Clark 

Nicole Coco 

Sara Covington 

Ashley Curtis 

Diane Daggett 

April Davis 

Elizabeth Dickerson 

Trista Dickerson 

Lisa Domingue 

Elizabeth Durham 

Allison Dyess 

Erica Faust 

Farrah Fayard 
Emily Fontan 

Ellen Forshag 
Beth Francis 

Lyndi Fusilier 
Michal Gass 

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I rac v Gilmer 
Brittany Core 
Ashley Gremillion 
Katie 1 lenson 
Suzanne Hicks 

Katie I linkle 
Dina Holifield 
I raci I lolmes 
Linday I lopper 
Heather Howell 
Makalah Ingram 

Katie Jenks 
Rachel Kennedy 
Catie Kent 
Erin Lahr 
Melissa Latimer 
Katie Lee 

Noelle I -ehmann 
Rachel Lemoine 
Stacy Littlepage 
Jessi Loflin 
Sarah Page Logan 
[amie Lub) 

Lauren Mahoney 
Kristina Marques 
Laura Martin 
[ennifer Mateer 
Brandi Mayhall 
Cara McGuffe 

Lori Meadows 
Georgia Michel 1 1 
Camille Millet 
Susan Moak 
Lacey Moore 
Amanda Morgan 

Mendv Myers 
1 iff any Myers 
Elizabeth Nichols 
Valerie Ogden 
Lizzy Place 
Whitney Palmer 

Michelle Peltier 
Kristie Pickett 
Elizabeth Porter 
Carrie Pokrefke 
[oy Poole 
Kayla Procell 

Heather Ramsey 
Shelley Reeves 
Beth Richards 
Rebecca Richards 
Jennifer Richardson 
Lori Riegle 

Amy Riehlmann 
Rachel Rogers 
Gretchen Roth 
Sarah V arle 
Aimee Scott 
Samantha Simmons 

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Lorin Singletary 

Shay Singley 

1 1 II Smith 

Rebecca Smith 

Michelle Snow 

Pamela Standridge 

Bonny Stanton 
Susanna Stringer 
Alvson Strong 
Laura Strong 
Susan Sullivan 
Julie Summers 

Marion Swain 

Lori Tieperman 

Ashley Tremmel 

Kelly Tumlin 

Nikki Tumlison 

Esther Turner 

Kimberly Villarreal 

Jennie Waguespack 

Jamie Walker 

Nicole Walker 

Michelle Walters 

Anna West 

Melissa Whiddon 

Johnell Wieniewitz 

Laurie Wilburn 

Paige Williamson 

Amanda Zahn 


from the inside 

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Initiation is one of the most special times in the life of any sorority member. Being 
initiated into Tri-Delta allowed me to learn the rituals, legends, and ideals upon 
which we were founded and that have been passed on since our founding. J J 
Rebecca Boudreaux 


I have always heard that your best friends are made in college, and I never knev 
how true this was until I pledged Tri-Delta. Through my sorority, I have made 
some of my closest friends, and know that these friendships will last, not only 
through college, but for the rest of my life. 'J 
Esther Turner 

by .lane Griffin 

1 he ladies of the Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega celebrated fifty years on Southern Miss's 
campus last April. Since the founding of the Epsilon Delta chapter in 1949, the ladies of Chi Omega 
continue to live by the high standards set forth by the chapter's founding members. 

The fall semester marked the start of another exciting year for the ladies of Chi Omega. With the 
addition of 34 outstanding new members at the conclusion of Fall Rush, Chi Omegas were eager to 
begin the semester's fun-filled activities. Chi Omega found great success in this year's "Derby Days" 
philanthropy hosted by the men of Sigma Chi. Chi Omega won first place in Sigma Chi's Chorus Line 
Dance Competition as well as the overall award for spirit and participation. Chi Omega has reigned 
as intramural champions for the past several years as well.. 

On top of all the campus activities Chi Omegas are involved in during the fall, there is still time 
for sisterhood activities and social events. Pledge Retreat, Sisterhood Retreat, Blind Date, and our 
Christmas Party are just a few of the social highlights for Chi Omega ladies. 

The ladies of Chi Omega look forward to bringing continued success to the deserving ladies of 
the Epsilon Delta. 

Valerie Albritton 
Sara Bailey 
Rebecca Balazik 
Kimberly Ball 
Lauren Brinks 
Erin Boudreaux 

Katie Bridget's 
Alison Bryant 
Erin Buchwald 
Heather Buckley 
Angela Bulman 
Mandy Bullman 

Angie Cagle 

Laura Carruba 
Amber Caston 
Jenny Crawford 
Katie Chance 

Jessyca Chapman 
Michelle Chauvin 
Nicole Chelette 
Kelly Comstock 
Casey Copers 
Keri Cothern 

Mandi Cowart 
Casey Davis 
Jennifer Fisher 
Amanda Flaecomio 
Angela Fortenberrv 

Nicole Fortenberrv 
Amy Frye 
Erin Fulkerson 
Heather Garanto 
Deanna Grant 
Joanna Graves 

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Angela Gray 

Erin Gray 

Lindsay Green *M 

Cassie Grenshaw 

lane Griffin 

Lori Hale 

fill Hamilton 

Sarah Heath 

Marty Hester 

Lauren Hillman 

Andee Hinton 

Casey Hoi ley 

Lisa Hurst 

Katie jack 

Heather Jenkins 

Stephanie Jobes 

Reagan Johnson 

Cassidy Kemp 

Hannah Kerns 

Ken Kilpatrick 

Amanda King 

Summer Langston 

Kate Lindsey 

Denise Lovoy 

Jenny Mangum 

Natalie Mann 

Brooke Martin 

Kate Mc Arthur 

Leigh McArthur 

Shelly McArthur 

Meegan McGee 

Leslie Mclnnis 

Amy McMinn 

Kelly McShane 

Colleen Methvin 
Jill Miller 

Megan Miller 

Lezlie Moore 

Nikki Mosby 

Melanie Moseley 

Haley Necaise 

Kristen Nunez 

Katie O'Neal 

Jessica Patterson 

Angela Peavy 

Sarah Peavy 

Angela Phillips 

Amy Prestridge 

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Leigh Prestridge 
Lissa Pruett 
Brittany Reid 
Katherine Ricks 
Marie Rougelot 
fennifer Rouse 

Erin Royal 
Robin Rusk 
Carrie Seal 
Brook Simmerman 
Meagan Smith 
Elizabeth Spadafora 

Tessa Spiers 
Gretchen Spring 
Summer Stacy 
Misty Summer 
Sheri Swager 
Galey Tatum 

fessica Taylor 

Shannon Taylor 
.Autumn Temple 
Stephanie Temple 
Brittany Thames 
Malisha 1 ink 

[enny I urnage 
Nicole Tyler 
Candace Wade 
Scottie Wade 
Erin Walden 
Lyn Walls 

Azlyn Ward 
Beth Ann Watson 
Jenna West 
Celeste Wheat 
Carley Williams 
Keely Williams 

Stacey Wilkes 
Wendy Williams 
Jennifer Williamson 
Raegan Winland 

from the inside 


Chi Omega has given me so many opportunities, memories, and lifelong friendships. It has 
been the cornerstone of my college experience. I am truly proud to be a part of such a 
dynamic group of young women. " 
Jennifer Rouse 

XQ 159 

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by Meinrad F. Lang III 

r ounded on December 1 0, 1 904 at the College of Charleston, Pi Kappa Phi has made amazing strides 
to be America's Leading Fraternity by 2004. Pi Kappa Phi has won many awards nationally for their 
philanthropy and scholarship programs. Push America is the national philanthropy that is run by their 
national office, designed to serve those people with developmental disabilities. The largest fundraiser for 
Push America is the Journey of Hope, which is a bike trek across the nation in the effort to raise awareness 
for the developmental ly challenged. 

The Journey Project is the name of the award winning scholarship program that is designed to give 
brothers a chance to excel in time management and leadership techniques. 

TheTheta Alpha chapter was chartered on April 24, 1999. These 43 founding fathers have worked 
hard in not only gaining a charter but also working on being the Ideal Chapter. The Pi Kapps at Southern 
Miss have almost doubled their membership through a successful rush this past year. 

The Theta Alpha Chapter, in their short existence, has won many awards. Over the summer, the 
Southern Miss chapter was awarded the Red Rose plaque, which is given to the chapter that has doubled 
the funds raised for Push America. Jared Hopkins also recieved Archon of the Year, which is given to a 
chapter president that exemplifies superior leadership abilities. 

Tommy Adams 
Justin Allen 
Robby Benson 
Patrick Brien 
Clint Brown 
Ben Brvan 

Greg Carravvav 

Scott Cathey 

Joe Clark 

David-Paul Daigle 

Stephen Dietz 

Ashley Edwards 

Josh Etheridge 
Chris Evans 
Tony Garcia 
Jim Gibson 
Stirlin Hancock 
Johnathan Huguley 

Lamar Hickman 

Chris Johnson 

Adam Kelly 

Daniel Kertis 

Matt Lang 

Meinrad Lang, 111 

Chad Langlev 

Christian Marrione 

Christer Matthews 

John Matthews 

Aaron Miscally 

Brant Pettis 

Stephen Prewitt 

Adam Ray 

Todd Sibley 

Jason Skremetti 

Timothy Smith 

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Ronnie Tvnes 
Kyle Thompson 
Wade Walker 
Brooks Werkheiser 
Seth Willison 

from the inside 


The newness of the fraternity, along with the challenge of being able to charter our own destiny and 
control our fate, is what attracted me to Pi Kappa Phi. JJ 
Patrick Brien 

nko i6i 

by Laura Mabry 
JX^appa Alpha Theta was founded in 1 870 at Asbury College in Indiana as the first Greek letter fraternity 
known among women. This year the members of the Zeta Psi chapter celebrated their first year as a 
chartered sorority at USM. 

Thetas enjoy spending time helping their community. They can be found volunteering with the children 
at Pinehaven and with the Salvation Army. They also support the Greek community by participating in 
philanthropy events such as Derby Days and Songfest. However, the charity closest to Thetas' heart is their 
own philanthropy, CASA. Social events allow Thetas to take a break from the hectic schedule of college 
life. Their Halloween Bash, swaps and sisterhood retreats let them relax and bond with each other. 

The members of KA0 work hard to bring out the best in womanhood, including social, intellectual 
and moral growth. They are proud to consider themselves not only friends, but sisters. 

Amanda Acker 

Mary Baggett 

Re' my Bezou 

Belmont Billhofer 

Maddy Campbell 

Alison Campo 

Lesley Crum 
Christina Dueitt 
Katie Fernandez 
Shelly Gallender 
Lori Gertz 
Angela Goundas 

Charleen Greer 
Alexis Hankins 
Courtney Held 
Jackei Heri'man 
Kelley Herndon 
Cassadra Holmes 

Amanda Hutchinson 

Jessica Keller 

Shelly Lee 

Danielle Lind 

Amv Luster 

Laura Mabry 

Robin Mason 

Jamie McCarty 

April McDaniel 

Mandi McFall 

Melanie Meinecke 

Nicole Miller 

Erin Mione 

Ruth Mistretta 

Julie Moore 

Anna Claire Morgan 

Tami Munsch 

Colleen Murray 

Robin Murray 

Michelle Musso 

Shanna Norman 

Dusti C Berry 

Micki Owenby 

Aimee Parker 

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Mindy Patton 
Amy Pritchard 
Michelle Reid 
Heather Roundtree 
Coral Sheehan 
Stephanie Smith 

Nicole Spruill 
Elizabeth Villarrubia 

Pepper Weed 
luanita Weinburg 
Amy Whitehead 
Billie lean Whitehead 

from the inside 

Kappa Alpha Theta is my second family away from home and not only that, but we all share a strong 
bond with sisterhood. Being in a sorority has also helped me enhance my leadership skills and to grow 
as a person by being involved on the campus as well as in the community. JJ 
Mandy McFall 


When Theta was charted at USM, I saw the opportunity to be a part of 
something wonderful and enhance my college experience as well. When I 
leave USM, I can look back and say that I was a part of something that 
treasure for years to come. JJ 
Alexis Hankins 

RAG 163 

by Johnathan Blanchard 

lau Kappa Epsilon requires its members to be men of sterling character and staunch uprightness, living b) 
the principles of love, charity, and esteem upon which the fraternity was founded. 

TKE seeks to aid college men in mental, morafand social development, and puts strong emphasis or 
the character and individuality of its members, the hallmark of our fraternity. 

In its short fourteen years here at USM, the Pi Psi chapter of Tail Kappa Epsilon has been continuously 
active in several areas of philanthropy, including the Salvation Army, the Special Olympics, and the YMCA 
TKE"s involvement was recently recognized with the Outstanding Community Service Award for Fraternities 

The Tekes stay active socially as well, hosting several annual parties including Trick or Tela 
Halloween Bash, Smith and Jones, Tequila, and Shakahaole Spring Party. 

A truly unique chapter at USM, the men of Pi Psi are committed to eachotherandto the community, constantly 
striving to obtain a higher degree of success. 

Chris Aucoin 

Christian Bailey 

Erik Beall 

Johnathan Blanchard 

Daniel Bougere 

Jeff Bower 

Michael Buras 

Mike Chambliss 

Gary Corrente, Jr. 

Kevin Downs 

Giovannio Fontecchio 

Thomas Gardner 

Brian Hodgin 

Robert Hunt 

James Hutcherson 

Michael Kamien 

Patrick Keaton 

Petch Lucas 

Patrick Shannon 

James Pratt 

Gaylon Rolison 

Sean Savoie 

Chris Simmons 

John Smith 

Daniel Tingstrom 
Heath Wheeler 

from the inside 


joined Tau Kappa Epsilon not for the wealth, rank, or honor, but for personal growth and 
lifelong brotherhood. J J 
Christian Bailey 

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Pictured at top: At Delta Gamma's King 
Neptune, Phi Kappa Tau stole first place with 
their version of Michael Jackson's hit song, 
"Thriller". King Neptune is a dance competi- 
tion that the fraternities participate in. 

Pictured at right: These Rho Chi's take a 
break from Delta Delta Delta's Frats-at-Bat 
Softball Tournament to smile pretty for the 
camera. Frats-at-Bat is an annual event that 
takes Greeks to the ballpark. 

Pictured at bottom: These Sigma Chi's are 
seated outside of the Hub during "Derby Days' 
trying raise money for the Children's Miracle 
Network. Derby Days consist of a dance 
competition and various other service events. 

,Rpy JWs 

by sam Simmons 

making a difference 

The Greek system gives back to the campus and community 

KE-Philanthiopv L65 

by sam Simmons 

\r\ unison 

Greeks joined together for Greek Week 2000 

166 Greeks 

Greek Week has always been a hectic, but fun-filled week. This 
year's Greek Week 2000 was no different. There was a Greek Life Ban- 
quet to start the week off in which numerous awards were given out to the 
Greek groups. Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Phi Alpha both received the 
Aubrey K. Lucas Award for Highest GPA. 

An added event this year, was the addition of an All-Greek Step 
Show. The fraternities and sororities were paired up into teams for the 
week. Each team performed their step sequence at AKA's philanthropy 
IVY Day. Stepper Came Pokrefke of Tri-Delta said, "The step show was a 
good chance for all the Greeks to come together for a philanthropic 
purpose and have fun at the same time." 

The combination of AKA's IVY Day and Greek festivities made 
for an awesome combination. "I enjoyed participating in AKA's philan- 
thropy, it was fun to volunteer and to be with my brothers." claims A TO 
member Greg Di Vincent. 

Campus spirit was also apparent during the week-long festivities. 
One day was declared "Black and Gold Day", in which all the groups 
dressed from head to toe in Southern Miss spirit. Greeks also watched a 
USM Baseball game and the annual sping football scrimmage. 

Greek Week 2000 was a huge success thanks to the massive 
participation by all the fraternities and sororities. LaTesha Norwood of 
AXO says, "I really enjoyed the Greek Week events. It was nice to see all 
the organizations working and playing together. 

Opposite Page: These Phi 
Beta Sigma's and Tri-Delta's 
get together after their step 
show performance for a group 
picture. Greeks were paired 
together for Greek Week and 
each team performed a step 

This Page, Top: Greek Week 
2000 left plenty of time for 
fratenities and sororities to 
get together and have some 
fun. Delta Sigma Thetas 
show us how to do the hula 
hoop. The week had plenty 
of opportunities for groups 
to do wacky stuff. 

This Page, Bottom: Several 
Alpha Kappa Alpha's and a 
Phi Mu show some Greek 
togetherness as they perform 
their step routine. Their per- 
formance was just one of 
many from the Greeks that 
kept the crowd captivated 
and wanting more. 

Greek Week 167 

' ach Southern Eagle will 
jook back on his or her days 

at USM fondly. Many of our 
memories will be of time spent 
participating in clubs and 
organizations. As club members, 
we did everything from sharing 
political views, to worshipping in 
prayer to creating opportunities 
for community service. The 
organizations that we were a part 
of reveal our varied interests, 
concerns and hobbies. Many of 
us will remain in touch with our 
fellow members for years to 
come, reflecting on times shared 
and lessons learned together. 
Being involved with a group of 
diverse people taught us about 
leadership, participation, 
commitment and service to others. 
But what we really gained was 
the one thing we weren't even 
looking for: friendship. 



Id 4 

Entering the 

Sc&olana/ilfi, a*td Senvice 

by Angela Patterson 

Lambda Sigma is a national honor society for 
sophomore students who have been active leaders on campus 
and have maintained and overall GPA of 3.0 during their 
freshman year. As a result of Lambda Sigma's selective 
membeship process, only about 40 member are chosen from 
approximately 300 applicants. Leadership, fellowship, 
scholarship, and service; these are the four elements that the 
Lambda Sigma Society works to promote through campus and 
community involvement. 

The 45 members of the Alpha Delta Chapter have 
been involved in many different community service projects 
such as the Salvation Army Angel Tree, the efforts at Earl 
Travillion, and supporting a Red Cross Fire Family. Members 
of Lambda Sigma also take time to socialize with one another 
through programs on relationships and movie nights. 

The time capsule project. Lambda Sigma's biggest 
event, will consist of the burial of a time capsule on campus 
filled with different items to represent the organization's past, 
present, and future. An invitation to participate in this project 
has been extended to many organizations so that all at Southern 
Miss can do something to commemorate the millennium. 

Lambda Sigma Officers 

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Left to Right: Angela Patterson, Bobby Schroeder, Jamie Walker 

170 Groups & Organizations 

Lambda Sigma 

.ambda Sigma members take a break 
from their academic and community 
activities for a trip to the movies. 

Lambda Sigma Honor Society 

Left to Right: Bobby Schroeder. Jamie Walker, Angela Patterson. Lindsey Theobald. Stephen Prewitt. Monique Cunningham. Malisha 
Turk, Jacqueline Mitchell. Tiffany Thomas, Deanna Grant, Lezlie Moore, Rachel Kennedy, Blair Christian, LaKeshia Alexander, 
Summer Penton, Brandy Lamas, Susan Weldon, Devon Wesley, Maria Koskan, David-Paul Daigie, Rachel Delcambre, Lauren Pigott. 
Theresa Henton, Emily Berner, Lindsay Green. Emilie Taylor, Ashley Tullos, Myrle Tallman 

Groups & Organizations 171 

The Heart 
of Dixie 

There are many campus organizations that 
bring instant recognition to the University of 
Southern Mississippi. Whether civic, academic, or 
athletic these groups of students enable alumni and 
others to relive fond memories. One group of ladies 
in particular has, over the decades; have gained 
national recognition as they cheer on the sidelines 
and dance during halftime at Southern Miss football 
games. They are the Dixie Darlings. 

The job of a "darling" does not end in the 
field. Many of these young ladies put in hours of 
practice daily and take pride in their team. All 
darlings have dance experience, as advanced dance 
techniques are an integral part of their performances. 
These ladies also radiate confidence as they perform 
in front of hundreds in their audiences. This team is 
one that many do not hear much about, but according 
to the fans they have done more than they ever get 
credit for. 

"Seeing these young ladies now reminds me 
of the better times in my life," remarked Mr. Phillip 
Davenport, referring to his days as a Southern Miss 
football player in the late 196(Ts. He is just one of the 
alumni who appreciate the never ending support of 
the Dixie Darlings. During the 1999 homecoming win 
many former darlings took to the field to perform and 
to show that those fortunate enough to become Dixie 
Darlings remain Darlings for life. 

"Being a Darling is very rewarding in that 
one can meet others with similar interests and 
participate in the experience that is both fun and 
rewarding," said Tracy Wesley, a current Dixie 

After attending a home game at the Rock 
anyone can see that Darlings love Southern Miss. 
That love is also returned from the fans and the team, 
as the Dixie Darlings touch all that experience 
Southern Miss. 

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1999-2000 Dixie Darlings 

Left to Right: Denise Lovoy, Malaika Anderson, Kari Magill. Natalie Smith, Courtenay Hisaw, Olivia Ard, Angela Gray, Katie Hinkle, Kelly McShane, Kelly Wolfe, Kandace Stemlage, Stacy Hall, Kelly Beckett, Katie 
Lee, Melissa Kilpatrick, Kristen Cameron, Kerri Alphonso, Heather Garnto, Tracey Wesley. Angela Phillips, Jessica Jackson, Mrs, Karen Quarnstrom, Leigh-Angelle Peters. Heidi Morgan, Melissa Patterson, Amanda 
McGuffee,Azlyn Ward, Katie Walker. Julie Watkins, Cathy DuCote, Ashley Combs 



Mrs. Karen Quarnstrom 

Left to Right Denise Lovoy. Jessica Jackson. Melissa Patterson, Kelly Wolfe 

Groups & Organizations 1 72 

Association of Baptist Students 

:helle Clark, 

Brad Kennedy 

Christian Nurses Association 

Leftto Right; Wanda Dubuisson, Susan Sis 

Faith Kennedy, Christine Brauner, Laura Carrubba. Brandy Washer, Michelle 

Armstrong, Cassidy Ganas 

Medical Technology Club 

LefttoRight: Becky Mack, Vanessa Hodge, Vanesha Keliey, Tabatha Carroll, Robin 
Lee, Glen Agustin, Brian Dunston 

Making It 

b\ LaTasha McBride 

Every day over 3,000 students awake from their slumber throughout 

the 1 3 residence halls of the University of Southern Mississippi. The 
Residence Hall Association which is the official governing and 
programming body for these halls makes it their duty to provide a 
living environment that is much more than just a home away from 

RHA is primarily a 2-sided organization. On one side there is 
the governing aspect which deals with the ailes, regulations, and 
policies that outline the structure of our residence halls. On the other 
hand, there is the programming aspect which enables our RHA to 
interact and socialize with other groups from across the nation. Each 
year, RHA participates in conferences that enable them to bring new 
ideas to our campus. 

The over 30 members that make up the Residence Hall 
Association spend countless hours planning and organizing events 
that would bring the 1 3 residence halls closer together. Whether its a 
carnival, road trip, or barbeque, RHA does its part in providing a fun 
and memorable campus experience. 

Aside from making residence halls comfortable and enjoy- 
able, RHA has a convenient mulit-purpose activity center that is open 
to all students and staff. The activity center is equipped with a big- 
screen television, lounge, and meeting space. It is a great place for 
students to relax and unwind. 

RHA is a very important aspect of campus life. It is a primary 
source that fosters relationships that will last a lifetime. The Residence 
Hall Association is definitley making it happen. 

RHA Officers 

Leftto Right: Amy Roff, Christina Watters, Elizabeth Potin, Gretchen Rau, David 
Garraway, Kathryn Smith 

Left to Right: Nathaniel Anderson, Jr., Lon Meshew, Demano Green, Cliff Jeffrey, 

174 Groups & Organizations 

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Jon Coleman, Lisa Gandy, Enka Pernell, Stacy 

Left to Right: Nathaniel Anderson, Jr., Lori Meshew, Demario Green, Cliff Jeffrey, Jon Coleman, John Smith. Amelia Carter, Najla Moore, 
Melinda Simmons, Stacy Harkreader, Katie Stone, Auyana Smith, Akim Ceaser, Casey Burk, Tracy Patrick, Taisha Washington, LaSonia 
Dedeaux, Russell Gray, Lisa Gandy, Cherrie Smith, Xzavier January, Kendall Willert, Colleen Methvin, Tiffany Clemmons, Enka Pernell, 
Eric Griffin 

Groups & Organizations 175 

Soaring to 

ieaden^Alfi &&M& m date, 
and cm t&e friortt 

Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

With dedication to community service and 
participation in leadership training, the Air Force 
ROTC is an integral part of the USM community. 

Cadets participate in a wide variety of 
activities, including helping the Army ROTC 
provide color guard for USM sporting, social events, 
and student government activities, as well as 
leadership training courses. 

The AFROTC cadets also get involved with 
civilians through Angel Flight Silver Wings, which 
is an Air Force sponsored civilian community service 

In addition to these activities, the cadets 
also carry full academic loads and follow rigorous 
physical training programs. 

Drill Team 

Left to Right: Tabari Thomas, Christopher Buckley. Dwayne Perez. Robert Tr" 
Adam Sencenbaugh, Ben Langford, Dustin Griffin, Matthew Patton, John Ball 

176 Groups & Organizations 

Air Force ROTC 




Arnold Air Society 

helle Patchett, Dominic Cardella, Michael King, 

Left to Right: Amanda Woodall, Tameka Austin, Josh Carpenter, Gwendolyn Bugg, Dwayne Perez, Michelle Patchett, John 
Northam. Christopher Buckley, Dominic Cardella. Adam Sencenbaugh, Matthew Patton, Robert Trest. John Ball, James Hudnell 

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I Society 

Left to Right: AfidreaKrell, Steven DeBlaslo, Christine Thomas, Mignon Keaton, E, 

Britton Long, Victoria tilery 


ing Machinery 

; Blanks, Bart Tulley. Pippin Whitaker. LaTonya Moore. Theresa 
May, Shamir Crayton. Lenny Scardino, Paul Gatling 

Paralegal Society 

/Villiams. Tammy Matlock, Tracy Patrick, Gail Luc 
da Lott. Tammy Campbell, Amanda La France 

Polymer Science Association 

On the 
Cutting Edge 

/i/iSO (kwcft unity tkioay& 


by LaTasha McBride 

I he Afro-American Student Organization is a vital compo- 
nent in the success of our university as a community and family. 

The Afro- American Student Organization is committed to 
informing and educating students about multicultural issues. AASO 
is a stepping stone for students in experiencing social, academic, and 
cultural growth. With close to 200 members, AASO is living up to 
its goal of serving as a link between the numerous cultures on 

This school year was very productive for AASO as they 
pursued their goal of "Bringing Unity Through Diversity." A major 
event that was sponsored by AASO was their annual Showtime at the 
Apollo. As the tradition continues, this year was a huge success. 
The USM community exemplified the great impact that this organi- 
zation has had on our university through their participation and 
support. In another major project, Black History Month, AASO 
sponsored numerous programs, speakers, and activities for the entire 
USM campus and community as a means of acquainting individuals 
with the array of cultures that make our university so great. 

AASO has no problem with sharing the spotlight as well. 
This year, they were co-sponsors with UAC in promoting and 
organizing the Comedy Tour and the Jagged Edge Concert. 

AASO has been very busy this year making it clear that 
they are living up to their motto: "Bringing Unity Through Diver- 


AASO Officers 

Leftto Right: David Presken, Victoria Ulery, Lonnie Edgar, Mohammad Ali, Steven 

Left to Right: Lakisca Morris, Tenise Hardaway, Trae Brown, Melody Mister, Knsti Scott, 
Walker, Ayanna Batiste, Akim Ceaser, Nakeshur Allen, Jeffrey Murdock, Joe Cook, 


1 7S Groups & Organizations 

Afro-American Student Organization 


Dewayne Walker, LaQuisha Wright, Beverly 
Temeika Hubbard, Rodrick Williams, Angela 

Left to Right: LaKisca Morris, Tenise Hardaway, Ayanna Batiste, Beverly Walker, Melody Mister, Trae Brown, Knsti Scott, Nakeshur Allen, 
Temeika Hubbard, Angela Mixon, Rodrick Williams, Camesha Cotton, LaPetra Howard, Tancia Boone, Chaquitia Cobbins, Kim Flagg, Brandi 
Wise, Kathryn Winfrey. Crystal Williams, Ruby Coleman, Yolanda Smith, Akim Ceaser, Lanita Straughn, Enjoli Thompson, Jeffrey Murdock 
Markelia Williams, Valerie Magee, Alisha Fields, Nicoel Washington. Shannon O'Reilly, Michelle Sykes, Darnan Denman, Joanne Burns, Tawanna 
Robinson, Alisha Hammond, Zkela Denard, Skyla Jones. Shenna Eubanks. Frederika Cowley, Jennifer Sutherland, Misti Barnes, Marcie 
Strickland, Miranda McKenzie, LaQuisha Wright. Taji Barnes, Charles Stevenson, Brian Henderson, Elbert Coleman, Mark Mitchell, Claudia Ellis, 
Deidra Causey, Tyra Williams, Lanita Neal, Tracy Patrick, Darcia Johnson, LaSonia Dedeaux, Azland Dubose, Joe Cook, Terrell Kilpatrick. 
Jaimar Scott, Oman Dailey, Dewayne Walker, Rashan Graham, Tyra Saucier 

Groups & Organizations 174 

the Future 

'Dedicated fo AeadeM&ifc 
and Senvice. 

by Spring Serenity O'Neal 

When most people think of the Army ROTC, the 
struggles, rigorous training, and high levels of dedication 
required to participate probably come to mind. 

However, within the structure of this program, 
there is more than enough room for hands on fun and 
community involvement. 

Through several organizations, cadets are given 
chances to apply their skills to helping others and furthering 
their own learning experiences. 

These organizations include the Ranger Chal- 
lenge Team, Rifle Team, Ranger Company, and the 
National Society of Scabbard and Blade. 

Through these organizations, as well as through 
their every-day life, cadets of the Army ROTC show their 
dedication to theircommunities and theircountry. 

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Arvny KOTC 

C iroups& < Irganizntions 1 S I 

Peers Educating Peers 

A f\ & a A 

Left to Right: Cherry Pittman, Kenee Brown, Krtscma t-ox, Aavier 
Johnson, Kimberly Padgett, Angela Ladnier, Jerline Jackson, Rachel 
Lemoine. Ginger Adcox, Ge-Anne Golden. Millicent Stafford. Lisa Gardner, 
Michelle Snow, Jennifer Barton, Keenan Tillman 

Southern Misses 

Left to Right Elizabeth Spadafora, Giselle Caamano, Rhonda Fortenberry. 
Susan Sullivan, Jennifer Coccaro. Lisa Hurst. Natalie Mann, Demetnce 
Hoskins, Kristen Nunez. Tara Odom, Malisha Turk, Tracy Wesley, Katie 

O'Neal, ,:. ■ ;--. 


Left to Right. Brandi Wise, Cha 
Jamal Jones, Shandra Griffin. ! 
Linda Le, Diedria Winters, Tam 
Weekley, Jennifer Sutherland. I 

, Ember Ahua, 

. Marcus 

Student Sports Medicine Association 

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Left to Right: Kevin Mauldin, Samantha Washington, Katma Tillman, Amy 
Brown, Brandi Perry, Katie Eubanks, Suzie Francingues, Kristy Neal, 
Tara Packer, Shana Cozad, Angelle Peltier, Chad Ainsworth, Stacey 
Slater, Brandy Mann, Ashley Piatt, Hideki Kato, Quantrell Toval, Joseph 
Gunter, Christopher Haralson, Matt McClain, Steve Curr, Reginald 

Golden Girl Officers 

Left to Right Blair Christian, Andrea Johnson, Monique Cunningham 

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A Golden Glimmer 

"Hot Sveuf (fod (fat Se ^oide^t 


What is a Golden Girl? The Golden Girls is one of the many organ i/al ions on 
campus that promote school spirit and pride. I fowever, their job does not end here, the 
primary task of the Golden Girls is to serve as guides lor both high school and community 
college students who wish to pursue an athletic career at the University of Southern 

The Golden Girls help familiarize students w ith the campus, athletic program, escort 
students and parents to games and help to ensure that both are well aware of everything 
USM has to offer. 

The 60 young ladies that compose this organization do more than simply serve as 
tour guides. They are a vital aspect of USM that helps build and promote our university. 

Golden Girls exemplify both school spirit and dedication in their efforts to recruit the 
future student athletes of Southern Miss. As the saying goes, "not ever girl can be golden!" 

Golden Girls 1999-2000 

Left to Right: Blair Christian, Andrea Johnson, Monique Cunningham, Christina Minor, Quiona Woods, Nikki Smith, Ora Jackson. 
Shonna Brown, Katie Eubanks, Pirn Boonchai, Lindsey Theobald, Beverly Walker, Erica Shelton, Kara Brannon. Jackie Vogel, 
Tekla Green, Maria Koskan, Akim Ceaser, Stephanie Sellier, Tanisha Washington, Allison Garner. Kimberly Floyd, Amber 
Mcllwain, Jamie Linton, Dorian Wallace, Ashley Tullos, Heather Jordan. Jessica Johnson. Kim Johnston. Lon Hill 

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They Do It 


by Natalie Everett 


hat campus organization is solely devoted to the purpose 
of providing mass entertainment for the University of Southern Missis- 
sippi? What council is as diverse and creative as the auidience it serves? 
They're the same individuals who keep USM's students begging for more 

They're the University Activities Council, and they do what the; 
do "While You Watch" as this year's theme implies. So far, there are no 
complaints as UAC's six committees step into action every year. But UA 
doesn't like to take all of the credit. They have worked with campus 
groups like SGA, AASO, and Campus Crusade for Christ. 

Along with the SGA, our University Activities Council producei 
a very successful evening of music and comedy with R&B sensation 
Jagged Edge and BE:T comedian Simply Marvelous. Equally entertainin 
was Hypnotist Dan LeRosa. 

Other activities are provided to encourage student interaction. 
UAC's smallest event brought out over 300 guests. Only about 300 
guests? The Union carnival turned out to be a big success as it gave 
students an opportunity to mingle and win prizes. 

It sure looks like students are taking advantage of the variety of 
activities. When arriving at any of the various UAC functions, students 
are advised to arrive early. 

"The purpose of UAC is to provide entertainment for the cam- 
pus," according to UAC President Ricardo Woods. All of these events 
welcome friends and family who come to have fun with students. The 
massive turnouts prove that if you provide good entertainment, the 
campus will come. 

UAC Officers 

Left to Right: Krystin Hendry, Kim Taylor, Keisha Owens, Angela Mixon, John Burks, 
Alice Siqueira, Rodrick Williams, Daniel Harrington, Ray Boudreau, Jovonna Hart, 
Lmdsey Theobald, Lateef Ledbetter 

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University Activities Council 

Left to Right: Alice Siqueira. Akim Ceaser. Krystin Hendry Jovonna Hart. Ray Boudreau Kim Taylor. Keisha Owens, Lateef Ledbetter, Angela Mixon, Daniel Harrington. Wesley Boudreaux. John Burks 
Lauren McCloskey, Katie Stone, Shaylondia Simmons, Garlyn Mohler, Ricardo Woods, Amanda Alejandro, Mandy Nabors, Mandi Cowart, Melissa Carpenter, Elizabeth Cardwell, Stephanie Brookshire, 
Laura Kolibal, Amy Marie Cuevas, Tiffany Sanders, Beverly Walker, Kamesha McLaurin, Amy Simmons, LaTasha Eades, Sabir Hagg, Lindsey Theobald, Brant Ryan, Robert Clark. Rodrick Williams, 
Naekhia McDonald, Chris Johnson, Deitra Davis, LaChandra Porter, Alex Thomas. James White, Tiffany Clemmons, Petnna Jones, Jarvis Blackmon, Alphonse Taylor 

Special Projects 

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til f£:>m*f\ 

Lauren McCloskey, Ricardo Woods, 
Akim Ceaser, Wesley Boudreaux 

Left to Right: Lindsey Theobald, Angela Mixon, Katie Stone, Alex Thomas, Robert Clark 

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American Institute of Buildina Desian 

A True 

Left to Right: Reanell Eschette. Michael McDonald. Renee McDonald, Herman Porter 
Rachael Farve, Larry Carlisle, Michael Key ■■■ 

C.A.I. D. 

Left to 

Tiffany, Portie, Josh Hollomarii. .Steven McPhail, Drue Hornsby, Bobby Rumfelt 

Left to Right: Amanda W. 

Golden Key 

Left to Right: Adrienne Davis. Brittany Reid, A 
Breland. Shawanda Lewis. Tammy Videkovich, 

Cnarlene Clarke, Shanna Sorey, Lorraine Dubuisson, Gretchen Rau, Jennifer 
Heidman, Stacy Schiro, Linda Small, Kim Temple, Gillian Nelson, Dawn Shows, 
Jenny Broom, Stacie Stewart, Elena Schiro, Raymond Peraberton, Kristen White, 
Paris Moulden, Sunny Brewer, Kristy Welch, Shandra Griffin, Krupa Desin, Casey 
Cockrell, Valerie Upton, Therese Scovel, Angelle Peltier, Beth Henderson, Rebecca 
West Hartfield, Jennifer O'Neal, Amber Bond, Natalie Mann, Keely Williams, tacy 
Stroud, Lynn Bourdin, Markeda Griffin, Christina Watts, Tara Stevens, Betsy 
Sheffield, K'Lynne McKinley, Philip Geiger, Warren Thronton, Scott Grantham, Kyna 
Baker, Will Casey, Jospeh Turney, Gina Cataland, Christopher Haralson, Lisa 
Taormina, Shannon Jenkins, Barbara Calhoun, Betty Bise, Layton Hood, Jason 
Teeter, Charles Elfer, Joe Hughbanks, Steven Ladner, John Williams, John Renkin, 
Richard Lewis, Frank Bartlett, Leonard Stewart 


by Lauren Danos 


lo matter the letter we are Greek together. 
Our rush team truly describes what the Panhellenic 
Council stands for. When the council gathers together 
with the delegate and president of each chapter and the 
Panhellenic officers, the letters that we wear are forgot- 
ten and we work together to make our Greek system 
number one. The Panhellenic Council works hand-in- 
hand with the Interfraternity council and the National 
Panhellenic Council to promote campus involvement, 
unity within the Greek system, community service, and 

The academic school year began with the 
RUSH community service project. The rushees selected 
local establishments where they wanted to volunteer. In 
October, the annual "Mocktoberfest" was held with a 
representative from M.A.D.D. as the keynote speaker. 
The events that every Greek anticipates are the "super 
swaps". Finishing up the year was the week long 
"extravaganza" of Greek Week. The Panehellenic 
Council is truly dedicated to building a true bond of 
sisterhood within the Greek System. 

Panhellenic Council 

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Panhellenic Council Executive Board 

Panhellenic Council 

Groups & Organizations 187 

2000-2001 SGA Executive Officers 

SGA President Elect- Nathaniel Anderson, Jr. 


into the 


fa Sxcdieace. 

by Latasha McBride 

I he Student Government Association is the official govern- 
ing body for the students. SGA makes it a priority to invite 
the student body to take part in the continuation of develop- 
ment and changes on our campus. The Student Government 
Association's main goal is to include the opinions of every 
student on campus within every decision that SGA makes. 
Although SGA is always busy, they are never too 
busy for the students or for having a little fun! This year 
SGA has co-sponsored events such as the Jagged Edge and 
Better Than Ezra concerts. Forums and various community 
sen ice projects were also on the agenda as SGA coninued 
to both educate and provide services for the students and 
the community. 

Next year, SGA will continue its efforts in the 
promotion of student involvement in SGA. According to 
newly-elect Vice-President, Angela Patterson, The Student 
Government Association's main goal will be to put the 
"student" back in Student Government Association. Other 
goals will include strengthening diversity and providing 
every student with an opportunity to be more involved with 
the positive changes that will affect our campus. 

1999-2000 SGA President- Verdell Hawkins 

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SGA Executive Officers 1999-2000 

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Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

In the true spirit of community, the purpose of the Social 
Work Club is soley to help others. 

"Our work is two-fold -- we try to be a voice for the social 
work students and to help people in the community," said Delores 
Williams, advisorof the Social Work Club. 

In trying to accomplish these goals, the club started a 
luggage drive, in cooperation with the Department of Human 
Services to provide luggage for children being placed in new foster 

In addition, the club has become involved with H.O.S.T., 
a program designed to pair college students with area school 
children to provide tutoring and mentoring services. 

But the help doesn't stop in Hattiesburg. Dr. Tim Rehner, 
Coordinator of the social work program will take students abroad to 
study and work in Jamaica this summer. The students will earn 
class credit while helping others. 

"This club is great because the students get experience 
helping others, which is what they will be doing when they become 
professionals," Williams said. 

BSW Officers 

Left to Right: Amanda Allred, Keri Cothern. Paige Sylvester-Barnes, Lejejuande 

l L >() Groups & Organizations 

Bachelor of Social Work Club 

BSW Members 

Dillon, Stephanie King, Johnny Williams 

Left to Right: Heather Mahaffey, Ken Cothern, Candice Waever. Lejejunade Dillon, Stephanie King. Delones Williams, Shen Grant, Stephanie 
Phillips, Paige Sylvester-Barnes. Janice Moore, Cindy Rozalski, Banu Husain. Johnny Williams, Chnstine Haynes. Amanda Allred 

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1999-2000 IFC Officers 

Stepping at Margaritaville 


S^ Setting S%ft*nft&e& 

by Latasha McBride 

he Interfraternity Council takes pride in governing over 1 5 

fraternities at the University of Southern Mississippi. IFC 
strives to promote leadership and brotherhood among over 
700 fraternity members. 

IFC has made tremendous efforts to become more 
involved on campus as well as in the community. This year 
the IFC has raised over $75,000 for philanthropy events. In 
addition IFC has volunteered with such community pro- 
grams as the Child Development Center, the Boys and Girls 
Club, and Aldersgate Mission, to name a few. 

The IFC also sponsors the annual Greek Week in 
April, when all fraternities are brought together to partici- 
pate in community service projects to be honored. This 
event is designed to promote Greek unity and give others a 
chance to be a part of all that these organizations have to 

The IFC does not serve as just a governing body, 
but it also serves as a motivator, educator, and advisor so 
the indi\ iduals within these fraternities may become more 
well-rounded and fulfilled through their college experi- 
ences. Team work, leadership, brotherhood, and unity is 
what the IFC is all about. 

Welcome to the Brotherhood 

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Sigma Chi Derby Day 

Meet Mu Xi - Alpha Phi Alpha 

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Groups& Organizations 195 

Belief In 

and Senuice. 

by Sister Annette Seymour 

1 he motto of the Catholic Student Association "With 
God, we can do all things", reflects an attitude to life and 
is, in fact, a way of life. 

Activities of the CSA include biweekly arts and 
crafts hour with Pinehaven' children, visiting with the 
elderly at the Conva-Rest nursing home, hosting an 
annual Halloween Party for the DuBard School of 
Language Disorders, throwing an annual Mardi Gras 
party for themselves and many other activities. 

In all of these activities the CSA is supported 
and encouraged by St. Thomas Aquinas Church, its local 
university parish. 

The CSA also holds weekly meetings, Bible 
study groups, and many other opportunities for students 
to grow in their Catholic faith, as well as enabling them 
to reach out to other students. 

The CSA exemplifies the importance of making 
God a part of your everyday faith journey. 

196 Groups & Organizations 

Catholic Student Association 

Groups & Organizations I 1 '? 

National Association of Home Builders 

to Right. J.T Farve. An Nguyen. Michael Lewis. Reanell Eschette, Marc 
ouglas, Paus Shamburger, Rachel Farve, Renee McDonald, Michael 
McDonald, Larry Carlisle, Micheal Key 


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I he Student Alumni Association is proof that the fun 
doesn't end after graduation. 

As a direct link between students and alumnus, the 
Student Alumni Association keeps students up to date on 
happenings throughout the campus of the University of 
Southern Mississippi. 

SAA has two primary goals, the first is to make 
good alumni. SAA tries to prepare students so that their 
contributions will continue to build a strong foundation for 
our university. The second goal of SAA is to serve as a 
communication link between the alumni and the students. 

Over 350 students have embarked on a path to 
become good alumni, through SAA. To keep all of these 
members informed and involved, SAA publishes an official 
alumni magazine that is available to students, as well as the 
SAA newsletter. 

The Student Alumni Association is doing its part to 
make sure that the pride of attending the University of 
Southern Mississippi is felt in the hearts of students whether 
new or old! 

to Right Shaunta Brown. Tamika Chandler, Jasimine Rash, Christie Moore. 
LaKisha Williams, Jovonna Hart, Shronda Taylor, Michelle Sullivan, Ereka Luckett, 
Zakiyyah Shaeed, Angela Mixon, Sharonda Butler, Melissa Carpenter, Keffera 
Stokes, Larenzo Thompson, Jama! Jones, Levan Leggett, Michael Williams, 
Moses Fox, Eric Griffin, Lori Hill, Ian Barrow, Brandi McDonald, LaTara Johnson, 
Vallerie Dorsey, Tamara Clark, Tamara Nelson, Shane Nelson, Kimberty Carr, 
Meka Martin, Kela Spikes, Lanita Neal, Brandi Mise, Jessica Owens, Auyana 
Smith, Michell Sykes, Carol Taylor, Sharon White, Jennifer Sutherland, Enjoli 
Thompson, Akim Ceaser 



198 Groups & Organizations 

Student Alumni Association 

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Out To 

1 ^^ 

The purpose of the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes is "to present to athletes 
and coaches, and all whom they influence, 
the challenge and adventure of receiving 
Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him 
in their relationships and in the fellowship of 
the church." 

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

FCA Officers 

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Groups & Organizations 203 

Setting the 

by Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Service, scholarship, and character all go hand-in-hand for 

members of the Gamma Bets Phi Honor Sodiety. With a 
willing attitude to help those in need, members set out to 
volunteeer their time for the Helping I lands Mission, a non- 
profit loeal organization. Gamma Bets Phi also sponsors a bi- 
weekly story time for the children that live at Pine Haven 
housing. Over the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holdays, 
Gamma Beta Phi members participated in food drives that 
benefited local familie in need of a little holiday eheer. These 
and other activities have won the USM chapter of Gamma 
Bets Phi the Distinguished Chapter Award for 1 998-1 999. 
President Betsy Sheffield was named state president, and 
Christina Watts was named state secretary. With members 
who find challenges exhilaratinng and helping others 
rewarding, Gamma Beta Phi is dedicated to student involve- 
ment both on emapus and in the community. 

Gamma Beta Phi Officers 

Left to Right: Kela Spikes, Betsy Sheffield. Niki Jacobsen. Stacy Butler 

204 Groups & Organizations 

Gamma Beta Phi 

Wendy Talbert, Tara Stevens 

Left to Right: Wendy Talbert, Stacy Butler, Kela Spikes, Betsy Sheffield, Tara Stevens, Niki Jacobson, Trey Skaggs, Lon 
Tieperman, Jennifer Clark, Jessi Loflin, Susan Sullivan, Jillian James, Joanne Burns, Tenise Hardaway. Stephanie Phillips. Aklko 
Miwa, Lori Singletary, Melissa Latimer, Shandra Griffin. Chasattee Greenfield, Christina Watts, Carrie Pankey, Blair Chrisitan. 
Lmdsey Theobald, Jennifer Hanks, Stacie Stewart, Alison Campo, Lakeshia Alexander, Charlene Clarke. Stephanie Sellier, Amy 
Pruitt, Kris Blackledge, Betty Bise. Michael McDonald, Christine Haynes, Tasha Thompson, Karen Parker, Ellen Felder. Heather 
Jordan. Christy Love, Maria Koskan 

Groups & Organizations 205 


Story by: LaTasha S. McBride 

I he Graduate Student Association serves as an advocacy 
group for graduate students on the campus ofUSM. 

This organization strives to meet the needs and 
desires of graduate students by assisting them on both an 
educational and social level. GSA sponsors many forums 
and seminars that are both informative and interesting to 
graduate students. The group also provides students with fun 
activities such as tailgating parties and a host of other 
social events throughout the year. 

GSA is open to all graduate students and, in fact, 
any graduate student is automatically a member! 

This organization is a great way for graduate 
students to not only get involved on campus, but all over the 
world as well, by providing oppotuinites for graduates 
students to communicate with each other. 

Graduate Student Association 

206 ( iroups & ( )rganizations 


1999-2000 Graduate Student Association 

c iroups& < Irgani/ations 207 

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Moving Forward 

Beta Alpha Psi Officers 

Left to Right: Beth Krohn, Alex Burns. Jacqueline Moak, Angie Gates, 
Farrah Graham, Patty Polk 

*?Vo6ut<p 'Zfcvid fat Succete, 

Story by: Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Some organizations are for fun, some are for service but Beta Alpha Psi is these 
things plus more. BAP is an honor soeiety designed to assist students in mining 
from the world of university learning to the world of accounting employment 

Our goals are to serve as a bridge between accounting students and our 
future professions, said Beth Krohn. president of the soeiety. We try to provide 
students with wavs to learn about the accounting job market and what it will be like 
to search for employment 

To meet these goals, the society sponsors lectures, where professional 
speak to members about the industry, market outlooks and employment opportuni- 

Besides these professional interests. BAP also hosts social activities 
throughout the year to promote a bond ol friendship and sharing between students 
and faculty. 

The USM chapter of BAP is just one component of a national organiza- 
tion, which is open 
only to accounting majors who prove themselves diligent and scholarly. 

This is an accounting honor society that is open to accounting majors with 
high grade point averages and high grades in their accounting classes, said Krohn. 

Though students may often feel that college is just about fun, BAP proves 
that fun and professional interests can go hand in hand to provide an environment of 
true learning. 

Beta Alpha Psi 

Groups & Organizations 209 

Excelling in Academics 

Won£utty favict *toc<A, fo attain 
4ucce4& in t6e ^utune. 

Story by: LaTasha S. Mc Bride 

The Honors Students Association is an organization 
designed primarily to enhance the relationship between faculty 
and students within the Honors College. 

The USA serves as a liaison between students and 
faculty. This organization was developed as a means to motivate 
and guide students on their paths to success. 

However, this organization is committed to discovering 
friendships and activities in many areas. The HSA conducts 
numerous events that involve fellow honor students and the 
community, including picnics, dances, and community service 

Though the Honors College seems to be a community of 
their own, they are just one of the components that make USM a 
more well rounded educational force. 

Honors Student Association Officers 

Honors Student Association 

Left to Right: Gretchen Rau, Kimberly Jacobs, Mignon Keaton, Jennifer Heideman, Kathryn Smith, Tiffany Blakeslee, Adeline Abbenyi, Julie Dunn, Kevyn Malpass, Matthew Mills, Lauren Pigol 
Sarah Duncan 

210 Groups & Organizations 

Improving Campus Life 

Union Advisory Board Officers 

(fatten Tirttven&itty. 

Story By: LaTashaS.McBride 

The Union Advisory Board is an organization that reflects 
the interests and needs of USM students. The UAB is responsible 
for involving students in the poliey making procedures by winch the 
Union is run. 

The UAB is comprised of over 25 students and about five 
faculty and staff members. Throughout the year, the board works to 
find ways to better serve students. UAB allows the Union to 
provide facility services and programs that will reflect students 

Students have a chance to provide input on such issues as 
hours of operation for the Union, food services, and game room 

The UAB is only one of many organizations that seek to 
better serve the students at USM. 

Union Advisory Board 

Groups & Organizations 211 

n truth, the university is just 
a group of brick buildings 
surrounded by lush landscaping 
and barren parking lots. But 
every fall the campus fairly 
hums with energy as the people 
arrive. It's the people, and the 
spirit of the people, that actually 
bring USM to life. The student 
body and faculty give the 
campus the spark of life: that 
"Golden Eagle attitude" and its 
unique atmosphere. From the 
moment we stepped onto the 
campus, we each added our 
unique personalities and talents 
to that "hum." And long after we 
are gone, our voices, like ghosts, 
will hover in the hallways and 
echo in our memories. We will 
always be the people of 
Southern Miss. 

■ j 

Dr. Horace W. Fleming, Jr. 

($)nat ine ^/uture Jjrinas. . 

Story by Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Taking on the role of President at a college known for its great diversity, Dr. Horace W. Fleming, Jr., is 
the force that pulls this campus together and leads it toward the future. 

"I believe that the true greatness of this university is yet to come," said Dr. Fleming. With a new millen- 
nium on the horizon, Dr. Fleming and his staff are working closely with students to insure that the hard work and 
planning that have occurred in past years makes the dreams of this university a reality. 

Some of these plans include the recent construction projects, which have resulted in equal amounts of 
satisfaction and frustration on the part of students. However, Dr. Fleming feels that the most important thing to 
remember is what the final result will be. 

"I understand, of course, how students feel, but to me this is so exciting," Dr. Fleming said. "All of the 
dust and mud that have us so frustrated right now will soon be a new student plaza and new dormitories, both of 
which students actually helped design and approve." 

However, in the midst of all of the improvements which are being made on campus, students and 
others have begun to strongly question whether this university lives up to the ideals of equality and freedom of 
expression. Dr. Fleming admitted that at the present time the faculty at USM does not accurately represent the 
student body, but said that one of his key goals for the future is to insure that it will in the future. 

"We have come a long way, but we are no where near reaching our goals," Dr. Fleming said. "If we ever 
said that we had reached our goals we would get nowhere. We have to look within all of the departments and take 
measures to make sure that our faculty reflects that immense diversity on campus." 

Despite some upheavals on campus and plans that still have not reached completion, Dr. Fleming 
expresses that, in light of his long career as professor and administrator, USM is one of the best universities in the 
nation, if not the world. 

"We may not get as much respect as some bigger, older universities, but people recognize some of our 
programs as internationally outstanding," Dr. Fleming said. "Sometimes I wonder if even our own people know 
just how good this university is." Through his work, Dr. Fleming proves that, to him, the greatest part of Southern 
Miss is the students. 

"My favorite part of my job is being with the students," expresses Dr. Fleming. By opening himself to his 
students' ideas and concerns, Dr. Fleming makes this not an empty statement, but a way of life. 



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Pictured far left, Dr. Horace Fleming Jr poses in USM's rose garden with his office colleagues, Dr 
Anthony Harris, Jewel Tucker, and Polly Odom. Pictured in the center, Dr, Fleming poses if front 
of the Administration building, where his office is located Pictured above, Fleming shows great 
interest in a copy of the Student Pnntz 

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"I believe that the 
true greatness of 
this university is 
yet to come" 

-Dr. Horace 
Fleming, Jr., President of 
Southern Miss 

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Oseola McCarty 


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Story by Naderia Washington 

"There's something somewhat angelic about a human being who would sacrifice their 
reward from years of hard labor in order to benefit someone they have never met," replies 
Joslyn Tinker when asked to describe one o\~ USM's most famous benefactors, Miss Oseola 

Oseola McCarty was born March 7, 1908 in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty 
and her mother moved to Hattiesburg when she was very young. She attended school only until 
the sixth grade, when she dropped out to take care of a close aunt who had become ill. Being 
an only child, McCarty was left alone in the world when her grandmother died in 1944, her 
mother in 1964 and her aunt in 1967. She never married or had children. Both McCarty's 
mother and aunt left willed her money, which she added to what she had already saved from 
washing and ironing clothes. 

Taking the advice of bank officials, McCarty took her savings and invested in CD's. 
She didn't know that she had saved approximately $250,000 until she read about it in the 

In July 1 995, she decided to donate the bulk of her savings, some $1 50,000 to the 
University of Southern Miss to endow the Oseola McCarty Scholarship "with priority consider- 
ation given to those deserving African-American students enrolling at USM who clearly demon- 
strate a financial need." Once news spread o\~ McCarty's selfless act of generosity, she 
began to gain national recognition from President Bill Clinton, the United Nations Educational 
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), People Magazine, and numerous talk shows 
and publications. McCarty book, Oseola McCarty's Simple Wisdom for Rich Living, was 
published in 1996. 

McCarty passed away from cancer September 26, 1999. Her memorial service was 
held on campus. 

A total of $350,000 has been received for Oseola McCarty's scholarship fund. USM is 
very fortunate to have had such generosity shown from such a remarkable and respected 
individual. She will be missed by faculty, staff and students 

2l(i People 

Pictured far left, Miss Oseola McCarty speaks with President Bill Clinton at an award 
dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus. Pictured center, Miss McCarty poses 
with her Bible. Pictured above, Miss McCarty proudly shows an edition of People 
Magazine in which she has a feature story. 

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--Joslyn Tinker, 
graduate student 

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John Dechiaro 

Story by Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

With a ready smile and an open door policy, Giovanni DeChiaro, professor of guitar, invites all music lovers into his office and into his 

World renown for his brilliant playing and transcriptions of musical works for guitar, DeChiaro has played twice at White House 
functions, for Pope John Paul in the Vatican and extensively throughout the Southern States, New England, and Mexico. In addition to his extensive 
performing background, DeChiaro has also released recordings that include his own arrangments of Christmas carols, Broadway hits and his most 
resent work, a complete recording of all 52 Scott Joplin compositions. 

Though DeChiaro is recognizably a guitarist of intense talent and deservable fame, he still maintains his love of teaching. "I love working 
with students," he said, "because students are idealistic and have no chips on their shoulders. They have fire and passion for music which is 

In 1986 DeChiaro showed his dedication to his students by beginning on two of his most outstanding and lasting contributions to USM. 
first, with many talented students and no forum for these students to perform and compete in, DeChiaro founded the PineBelt Guitar Symposium. 
This annual event brings regional guitarists together for concerts, mass classes, and competitions. 

Second, faced with no funding for scholarships for his talented guitar students, DeChiaro began fund-raising to create a scholarship 
especially for guitarists. In the tall of 1 986 the first Cafe DeChiaro was held to raise money for the scholarship fund. This concert event, which is 
held in the Union and has a cafe -style atmosphere, features Southern Miss guitarists, guests, and former students, from this fundraiser came a 
generous donation from Elmo and Mary Glenn I larrison which prompted DeChiaro to name the scholarship alter them. After five years of 
fundraising, Dechiaro awarded the first scholarship in 1 99 1 to Michael Boyd, who has since graduated with a masters degree in guitar from USM. 

Due to his many achievments, DeChiaro has been recognized by National Public Radio as a feature on its broadcast "All Things 
Considered" on Nov. 24, 1999. 

Though DeChiaro's international fame is a testimony to his talent, his committment to USM and to his students is what makes him a great 

Pictured above, Dr. John DeChiaro helps Bo Jeffries with his guitar 
lessons. Pictured right, DeChiaro poses with his guitar. 

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Col. Tyler Fletcher 

Story by Antoinette Konz 

After creating USM's criminal justice department in l c )71 and providing academic and professional advice to thousands of students. Col. 
ryler Fletcher lias decided that the spring 2000 semester will be his last. 

"I feel it is time," Fletcher said, sitting in his new Liberal Arts Building office. "My wife also teaches here and she will retire next year and 
we will continue to live in Hattiesburg." 

Fletcher's office is filled with awards and certificates that honor him, but he will be the last person to tell you about them. 

"In the end, everything I am is because of the students," he said. 

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Fletcher went to a junior college and then attended the University of Texas, where he enrolled in l<< )TC. 

He graduated in 1950 as the Korean War began and went directly into active military service. He served two years in the infantry and then 
vith the military police in the U.S. Army. While he was still on acti\ e duty, he obtained his master's degree in police administration from Michigan State 
Jniversity. After 21 years, he retired from the military and came to USM to establish a criminal justice department. 

"I was offered two jobs to begin criminal justice departments; one at the Univerisry of Georgia and one here. I decided to conic here because 
was impressed from day one with the area and the people." Fletcher said. "And since then, I have continued to love I lattiesburg and the university I'd 
lever want to be anywhere else," he said. "We have one of the oldest programs in the country." 

"I wanted to try to help younger students out on how they could further their career in criminal justice," he said. "Teaching has enabled me to 
lo a lot of things I would have not been able to do othcrw isc." 

Elizabeth Henderson, who has been the criminal justice department's secretary for 13 years, said Fletcher was always willing to meel with 
itudents, even those without an appointment. 

"There have been times where students go to him and are kind of apprehensive and he makes it easy for them. People feel comfortable with 
lim and that is a good characteristic to have," she said. 








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Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz 

Story by Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

With international recognition for his 
musicianship, Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz brings to the 
University of Southern Mississippi talent and dedication 
to teaching and performing the saxophone. 

"I credit my success to God," Gwozdz said. 
"Without His help and Guidance, I could not have been 
as successful and would not be where I am today." 

Gwozdz began his musical career as many 
others do — in his hometown high school band. After 
deciding to pursue his talents, Gwozdz received his 
bachelor's degree in music education from The State 
College of New York Fredonia. This led to studying for 
a master's degree at The University of Nebraska and a 
doctoral degree from The University of Iowa. 

After years of playing and studying, Gwozdz 
landed a position as professor of music at Southern 
Mississippi, where he has remained for the last sixteen 
years. During this long career, Gwozdz talents have 
brought him numerous awards and honors, as well as 
touring opportunities. During the summer of 1999, 
Gwozdz was selected to perform with the Thracia 
Summer Music Festival, where he was a featured soloist 
in the Plodiv Chamber Orchestra. As part of this 
festival, Gwozdz performed all over the world, including 
Bejing and Xi-an, China, and in Plodiv, Bulgaria. 

While in Bulgaria, Gwozdz recorded the 
concertos of Alexandr Giazunov and Erland von Koch 
with the Plodiv Chamber Orchestra. This gives Gwozdz 
a total of three recordings to date, with two more in the 

However, \\ ith all of these accomplishments, 
Gwozdz chooses performance in an American venue as 
his most cherished. 

"The highest honor bestowed on me was the 
opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1 995," Gwozdz 

Pictured above. Dr. Lawerence Gwozdz poses with his saxophone. 

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Dr. Anthony Harris 

Story by 

Naderia Washington and Spring-Sercnitv ( )'Neal 

Although lie is a new face to USM, Dr. Anthon) I larris 
is definitely no stranger to 1 [artiesburg. Sen ing as the executive 

assistant to President Horace Fleming he brings to USM a rich 
history in academia and civil rights acti\ ism. 

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, I larris spent much of Ins 
teenage years working with his family and friends to desegregate 

"Between 1964, when I participated in Freedom Summer, 
to about l l )7l , is when I consider being most active in the ci\ il 
rights mo\ ement," I larris said. 

A scant nine years after the firsl African- American 
students were admitted to USM, Harris graduated from Southern 
Miss. I le recei\ ed a bachelor's degree in Spanish in I c )74. I le 
went on to earn a master's degree in counseling in 1975 from USM 
and a doctorate in counseling from Texas A&M - Commerece in 

Harris then served as a professor, director of a 
counseling center and assistant to the president at Texas A&M - 
Commerce from 1 1 )<S3 to 1 999, w hen he returned to USM to sen e 
as executive assistant to President Fleming, 

"I mostly serve as a facilitator on campus," Harris said. "I 
advise the president in certain matters, carry out special projects 
for him and supervise the office staff. 

"I never know what might come across my desk," Harris 
continues. "Basically, whatever is on the President's adgenda is 
on my adgenda." 

Though obviously busy with these duties. Harris hopes 
to return to teaching soon. 

"1 would like to teach at least one class for the 
Counseling and Pyschology department," I larris said. "Thai is 
the department I taught in while I was at Texas A&M - 
Commerece and I would like to teach some of those classes here." 

Because his family played such an active part in the civ il 
rights mm ement, Dr. Harris appreciates and expresses the 
importance of an education. 

"I am an unapologetic supporter of public 
education," Harris said. 

Dr. Harris is currently completing a manuscript in w Inch 
he tells of his experiences, entitled "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody 
Turn Me Around: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement in 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi". 

Pictured above. Dr. Anthonj Harris stands in Front "I Di I leming's and his office, 

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Dr. Joe Olmi 

Slory by William I land and Spring-Serenity O'Neal 

Dr. Joe Olmi has been an associate professor of Psyehology and Director of School of Psychology Center at the University of Southern 
Mississippi for the last seven years. 

The College of Education and Psyehology has the only outreach program for Forrest County Schools, thanks in part to Olmi's efforts. As 
Director of Pine Belt Caring For Kids Consortium, Olmi has received continuous funding through Mississippi State Department of Education grant 
which totals over $120,00 dollars per year. This funding is used to provide comprehensive school psychological training for school personnel, 
children and families. According to Olmi, the most important aspects of teaching are professional training and practice of school psychology. 

Olmi's work with counseling programs and his collaboration with home-schoolers reflects his interest in school-based behavioral 
interventions, compliance trraining, child behavior management and diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorders. 

Olmi recieved his Bachelor's Degree from Mississippi State Univeristy, then taught English at American High School in Tehran Iran and 
earth science in Cle\ eland and Greenville, Mississippi. After teaching junior and senior high school for four years Olmi returned to graduate school, 
receiving a master's degree in educational psychology, school psychometry in 1981, Ed.S from University of Southwestern Louisiana in School 
Administration in 1998, and a Ph.D in School Psychology from Mississippi State University. 

Pictured right. Dr. Joe Olmi smiles for the Southerner. Pictured above. 
Olmi gives a Psychology lecture. 

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I'icliiivil lelt. Dr. Ron I'ulholt relaxes before elas 
Below, it's hard not to sta\ awake in one ol 
Puthoffs excentric Algebra lectures. 

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Ron Puttoff 

Story by William Hand and Spring-Serenity O'Neil 

With a passion for mathematics that shines through everything he does, Ron Puttoff brings math alive for the students at USM that pass 
through his classes. For most of students, math is the obstacle that stands between them and their degrees. For others, it is a love -- something that 
comes to them as easily as breathing. No matter which kind of students end up in his class, Puttoff makes every effort to give an understanding and 
an appreciation of math to his students. 

Puttoff s sparkling sense of humor and ability to make even the most mind-boggling equation seem simple are only part of why his 
students enjoy his classes and make goods grades -- it is his willingness to meet one on one with students and take the time to make sure that each 
student gets the time and attention needed to understand the problems that makes him an oustanding professor. It is common to walk through 
Joseph Greene Hall and see Puttoff standing outside a classrom, partially going over every detail of a studen's homework. 

Puttoff has been a math instructor at USM since 1983. Though Puttoff says that he has always wanted to teach math, he spent time as a 
Jesuit Priest and a loan officer after graduating with his math degree from Kansas State University. Since achieving his goal of becoming a math 
(instructor, Puttoff received the Oustanding Teacher Aw aid in 1 984 along with numerous academic awards for excellence in teaching math. 

Each semester Puttoff teaches 300-500 students algebra, as well as teaching calculus. This prepares his students for degrees in main 
fields. "I have always wanted to teach math in a way that was clear to students." 

After a full career of making students sigh with relief when they found they could, in fact tackle the math-monster, Puttoff is planning to 
retire next year so he can commit himself full-time to caring for a 50 acre farm. 




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Faculty Feature 22 

Story by Racheal Kennedy 

tjnterina Jn Jx,ew Jiuilennium 

A year has gone by sinee last you heard from me, and what a year it has been. My sophomore 
year is much different from my freshman year because, instead on trying everything I possibly can, 
I have settled down and focused on things that are most important to me, such as academics and 
certain activities like the SG A philanthropy committee that I am a member of. Forme, my sophomore 
year has been one of great change. I have changed my major from broadcast journalism to speech- 
language pathology. The idea of helping children appeals to me, and I"d love to make a difference 
in the lives of children. 

Also this year my campus activities have grown, and I have become more involved with the 
organizations I am in. My involvement has been a wonderfully rewarding experience knowing the 
difference my small contribution to the community is making. I have been inducted into Lambda 
Sigma, a sophomore honor society, where I am co-editor of our newsletter and the national newsletter. 
I continue to be active in my sorority, Delta Delta Delta, where I am a member of the academic 
committee and participate in all our events. 

Last summer I participated in the USM British Studies Program. This was a once in a lifetime 
opportunity that I could not pass up. 1 took the World War II History course and now have a better 
understanding of the war and what the men who fought and died in it went through. This was a very 
emotional experience that I will never forget. A foreign country was a great environment to live in, 
almost just like my freshman year, because I did not know many people and I had to make new friends 
to whom I later became close. 

Last year everything was new and exciting, and I made new friends everyday. However, this 
year has been very different because many of my friends have moved and our group dynamic has 
changed. I believe that is a characteristic of the sophomore year for anybody, the inevitability of 
growing apart from people you do not get to spend time with, yet becoming closer to people you never 
thought you would be close to. 

Now that I have established myself in my college life, 1 feel that I have ample time to grow 
as a student, a person, a scholar and a Christian. If my freshman year was a time for the new and 
exciting, my sophomore year will be a time for me learn to appreciate the old and established and to 
mature in everything 1 do. 

224 People 

Pictured on the left, Racheal Kennedy reclines at her job in Joe Paul's office. Center 
picture was taken while at break from her duties Pictured above, Kennedy studies for 
her sophmore classes. 

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"...I feel that I have ample 
time to grow as a student, 

a person, a scholar and a 


-Racheal Kennedy 

Radical k.enned\ 225 





Adeline Abbcni Hattiesburg 

Leigh Abbey Hattiesburg 

Sabir Abdul-Haqq Gloster 

Jill Abernathy Biloxi 

Deena Abney Moss Point 

Jason Adams Hattiesburg 

Tomaz Adams Jackson 

Rebecca Adkins Pearl 

Ember Ahua Hattiesburg 

Radical Ainsworth Slidell, LA 

Amanda Alejandro Gulfport 

Lakeshia Alexander lackson 

Amy Alford Pearl River, LA 

Nakeshur Allen Jackson 

Schneika Allen Jackson 

Maria Amnions Grenada 

Antionette Anderson Lexington 

Catherine Anderson Ocean Springs 

Diana Andrson Mandevillc. LA 

Lakeshia Anderson Canton 

Laneita Anderson Tunica 

Marcus Anderson Collins 

Tiffany Anderson Bismarck, ND 

Blendar Andoni Hattiesburg 

Crystal Andrews McComb 

Leslie Apken Destrehan, LA 

Schauta Applewhite Oak vale 

Tiffany Applewhite Collins 

Chiquita Archie... Brandon 

Yolanda Archie Brandon 

Olivia Ard Tylertown 

David Arnett Bridgeport, Ca 

Latasha Arnold Hazlehurst 

Anna Askew Raymond 

Caron Attebery Milton, LL 

Brandy At wood Saucier 

Tara Audrey Yazoo City 

Tara Aultman Hattiesburg 

Frances Aycock Hattiesburg 

Kelly Ayers Mandeville 

Samantha Ayers Jackson 

Olley Bailey Brewton, AL 

Connie Backer Clinton 

Kyna Baker Meridan 

Rebecca Balazik Birmingham, AL 

Jasmine Baldwin Petal 

Tensa Balfour New Albany 

David Ball Jr Lacomba, LA 

John Ball Picayune 

Phunog Banh Ocean Springs 

Chris Banks Prentiss 

Lauren Banks Hattiesburg 

Cassidy Barbee Corpus Christ, TX 

Shurronda Barber Hattiesburg 

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Charles Bardwell Moss Point 

Valeric Barfield Philadelphia 

Angela Barnes Moss Point 

Angela Barnes Yazoo City 

Kenitra Barnes Vane lea \ e 

Marquis Barnes Clarksdale 

Misti Barnes Pass Christian 

Victoria Barnes Prentiss 

(eanette Barnes Smith Port Gibson 

Brandon Barnett Baton Rouge. LA 

Amanda Barrett Hattiesburg 

Kelly Barrett Laurel 

Kyle Barrois Matairre. LA 

Brel Barrow Pace. FL 

Jeremj Barrow Lucedale 

Heather Barry Columbus 

Richct Barton Walnut Grove 

Vyanna Batiste Forest 

Erin Bay lot Vicksburg 

Eddie Beasley Laurel 

Mathew Beckes Baton Rouge. LA 

Lakeshia Becks worth India no I a 

Cicel) Bell lackson 

Kelli Bell Lucedale 

lee Ann Bell Woodville 

Tabasha Bell Lumberton 

Bradley Belloni Hattiesburg 

Pamela Bcnn Richton 

Judith Bennette Hattiesburg 

Monica Bennett Jackson 

Robert Benson Hattiesburg 

Emily Berner New Orleans. LA 

( hi isima Berry Magee 

Eric F-ierry Jackson 

I auren Berry Gulfport 

I \ w an da Berry Nate he/ 

Nadia fiibbs Hattiesburg 

Christine Bieser New Orleans 

I oh a n Bjursell Hattiesburg 

Josh Black Carriere 

Sharon Black Carriere 

Candace Blake Hattiesburg 

Jams Blackmail Shannon 

Laurel Blissett Madison 

Rachel Bobbs Florence 

Alejandro Bogan Hattiesburg 

Nicole Bohnenstiehl Lebanon. IL 

David Bolton Beaumont 

Deidre Bolton ..Hattiesburg 

Derrick Bond Wiggins 

Stacey Bonezzi Destm. Fl 

Author Bonner Los Angeles. CA 

Pirn Boonchai Madison 

Bet han v Boone Hattiesburg 

Undergraduates 227 


Even with the new construction work going 
on around campus, this student still finds it 
easy to study in front of the hub. 

Jimlnliu 7am,a 1 1 \cul 

Tancia Boone Oxford 

Meredith Botts Mobile. AL 

Erin Boudreaux Marrero, LA 

Jaime Bounds Biloxi 

Marc Bourc-eois Hattiesburg 

Valerie Bourque- Holland Hattiesburg 

Justin Boutwell Fort Walton Beach. Fl 

Sherita Bovastro Moss Point 

Torsheta Bo wens Shuqualak 

Bridgetl Bowie Forest 

Christa Boyd Monticello 

Lee Boyette Laurel 

Christy Braeey Escatawpa 

Dana Bradford Byde 

Katma Bradford Charleston 

Jovan Bradshaw Moss Point 

Franklin Brady Hattiesburg 

Kara Brannon Gulf Breeze. Fl 

Anita Bra teller Pope 

Ashley Breazeale Wiggins 

Kieanna Brent Fox worth 

Geoffrey Brewer Melan ic. LA 

Jeremy Bridges MeConib 

22S People 

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Samuel Broadhead Meridian 

Christy Broadus Pascagoula 

David B rooks Gulfport 

Joycelyn Brooks Natchez 

Heather Broome Sumrall 

Anita Brown Hattiesburg 

Charmane Brown Natchez 

Elliot Brown Hattiesburg 

Emily Brown Jack son 

Julie Brown Bogue Chitto 

Kellie Broun Batesville 

Kendra Brown Greenville 

Kendrick Brown McComb 

I akendra Brown Greenville 

Latousla Brown New Orleans. LA 

Lori Brown Clinton 

Pa I aw isha Brown Bass fie Id 

Qutishia Brown Greenwood 

Shaunta Brown Brandon 

Rachel Bru Mobile. AL 

Chrisie Bru infield Tylertown 

Nikeya Brumfield Franklinton. LA 

Ben | am in Bryan Camanche 

Alison Bryant Clinton 

Jessie Bryant Vicksburg 

[Catherine Bucciantini Hattiesburg 

Erin Buchwald Vicksburg 

Kimberly Buckaulter Jackson 

( hns Buckley Charleston 

Santrea Buckncr Morton 

Melissa Bueto Wesson 

Brad Bufkin Shubuta 

(aria Bulla.. ....Sao Paulo. Brazil 

Tasha Bullard Biloxi 

Shon B ti lie n Lumberton 

Kenneth Buller Madison 

Thomas Bullock McComb 

Summer Bultman Hattiesburg 

Kim Burgess Meadville 

Casey Burk Picayune 

(hns Burkes Jackson 

Jerry Burkett Hattiesburg 

Kc\ in Burnett Kilmichael 

Ann Burt Hattiesburg 

\lison Busby Sanders\ille 

Icntn lei Bush Magee 

Kenisha Bush Macon 

Paul Bush .Ellisville 

Kirby Butler ....Summit 

Sharonda Butler Jackson 

Stacy Butler Brandon 

Stephen Buzzell Chicago. II 

B J. Cam Mont ice I lo 

Josh Caldwell Ridgeland 

Undergraduates 22s> 


Chris Callac Slidell. LA 

Tracy Callender Brookhaven 

Krister] Cameron Biloxi 

Joe Caradonna Madison 

Paul Carby Madison 

Elizabeth Cardwell New Orleans 

Elizabeth Carlisle Meridian 

Larry Carlisle Ink a 

David Carney Hattiesburg 

Charles Carroll MeComb 

L all 'ice Carson Shaw 

Amelia Carter MeComb 

Ashley Carter Meridian 

Dei die Carter Picayune 

Nicholas Carter Biloxi 

Nicolas Carteret Hattiesburg 

Dan Carver Jackson 

Jessica Case Brookhaven 

Felicia Casey Hattiesburg 

Elliot Cassell Waynesboro 

Amber Caston Hattiesburg 

Nacosha Caviness Gulfporl 

Akim Ceaser Picayune 

Olga Cendejas Dumas, AR 

Caneidra Chambers Pearl 

Katie Chance Germantown, TN 

[Catherine Chandler Ocean Springs 

Jessy ca Chapman. Brandon 

Shelly Chappuis Slidell 

William Chauvin Metaine, LA 

Kenny Cheramie Kokomo 

Micheal Chessher Marrero, LA 

Selena Chiasson Lacombc. LA 

Katie Childfress New Orleans 

Blair Chnstain Mobile, AL 

Laura Clark Laurel 

Lindsay Clark Starkville 

Michelle Clark Seminary 

Samantha Clark Jackson 

Tamara Clark Waynesboro 

Birtina Clayburn Slidell 

Valeria Clayton Gloster 

Rachael Cleghorn Hattiesburg 

Tiffany Clemmons Columbus 

Jessica demons Hattiesburg 

Lisa Cliburn Irvington, AL 

Chaquitia Cobbins Jackson 

Andrea Coburn Louisville 

Casey Cocrell Hattiesburg 

Bathsheba Cole Gautier 

Jennifer Cole Ellis\ ille 

Jerome Cole Pascagoula 

Krisha Cole Meridian 

Lakesha Cole Bel /on i 

230 People 

Nichelle Cole Hazlehurst 

Deborah Coleman Yazoo City 

Errica Coleman Jackson 

Natasha Collier Pearl 

Crystal Collins Yazoo City 

LaTanya Collins Jackson 

Valencia Collins Jackson 

Mary Caludrovich Long Beach 

Lori Comardelle Kiln 

Ashley Combs Waveland 

Kelli Co m in a i at o Picayune 

Kellv Com stock Biloxi 

Crystal Conrad Natchez 

Amy Cook Jackson 

Keith Cook Springfield. TN 

Jason Coo ley Vicksburg 

Jennifer Cooley Hattiesburg 

Derrick Cooper Bassfield 

Gregory Cooper Vicksburg 

Allison Cot hern Madison 

Comesha Cotton Madison 

Shekina Cotton Brooks vi lie 

Melissa Craig Laurel 

April Crane Hattiesburg 

Jenny Crawford Hammond 

/\pnl Crayton New Albany 

Alana Crear Moss Point 

Chilquita Crosby Taylorsville 

Jennifer Crosby Tay lorsvi lie 

Amy Cross McKenzie. TN 

Davida Crossley Brookhaven 

Stephanie Cruthirds Ocean Springs 

Carmen Cryer Ocean Springs 

Monique Cunningham Mobile. AL 

Amy Cueves Perkinston 

Melissa Culpepper Seminary 

Shannon Curcio Jackson 

Marcus Cvitanovic Gretna, LA 

Saeda Cyrus Columbia 

Jay me Dahlbeck Picyune 

David Daigle Slidell, LA 

( Imari Dailey Charleston 

Deven Daniels Pass Chrisian 

Meme Daniels Hattiesburg 

Nancy Daniels Brookha\ en 

Bill Dantzier Pascagoula 

Glen Danzig Terry 

Steven Daughtry Hattiesburg 

Michelle Dauro Long Beach 

Shawn Davenport Vicksburg 

Wanda Davidson Union 

Carlos Da\ is Picayune 

Casshaunda Davis Holly Springs 

Chayeda Davis Greenwood 

Undergraduates 231 

Chloe Davis Brandon 

Christopher Davis Clarksdale 

Danyella Davis Bassfield 

Frank Davis Camden 

Jennifer Davis Jackson 

Ken Davis Pascagoula 

Kimberly Davis Monticello 

LaJuanda Davis Jackson 

Latasha Davis Yazoo City 

Leslee Davis Brookhaven 

William Davis Purvis 

Veronica Dawson Jackson 

Tamara Dayles Hattiesburg 

Michelle Dean Hattiesburg 

Shakeshia Dean Itta Bena 

LeSonia Dedeaux Pass Christian 

Shaneequa Dedeaux Pass Christian 

Arvell Delaine Hattiesburg 

Radical Delcambre Gulfport 

Jessica Delk Hattiesburg 

Micheal Dempsy Laurel 

Zkela Denard Magnolia 

Darrian Denman Jackson 

Whitney Dennis Pineville, 1 A 

232 People 

A rock band from New Orleans, Bag of Donuts. 
performs at the pep rally for USM's Homecoming 

7i„,l»h v lanoaO Veal 

K.elly Dcornellas Fox worth 

Danielle Devine Natchez 

Lucy Dews Hattiesburg 

Felisha Diamond Jackson 

Ashley Dick Biloxi 

Trista Dickerson Oak Grove 

Robert Dicus Biloxi 

Greg Divincent Diamondhead 

Sean Donnelly Slidell. LA 

Micheal Dorris Mandeville, LA 

Lauren Dorsett Hattiesburg 

Valerie Dorsey Greenwood 

Kimberly Drake Vieksburg 

Kimberly Driskell Lucedale 

Azland Dubose Bolton 

Lorraine Dubuisson Hattiesburg 

Any a Ducksworth Hattiesburg 

Jackie Duncan Ponchatoula, 1 \ 

Whitney Dyer Hattiesburg 

T r a c 1 e Dyson Glen 

Undergraduates 233 






Latasha Eades Men dan 

I- mi ley Earll Clinton 

Teresa Eaton Hattiesburg 

Rubin Ebert Greensboro 

Sharetha Edwards Weir 

Ureasta Edwards Greem ille 

Anya Ellis Mobile. AL 

Claudia Ellis Picayune 

Jody Ellis Biloxi 

Rebecca Ellis toll ins 

Ke\ in I nns Madison 

Bernard Estes Louis\ ille 

Sheena Eubanks Slidell, LA 

Derek f \ ens Carriere 

James f \ ans Petal 

hi I lan Evans Wiggins 

Lashunda Evans Hattiesburg 

Kristy Ezell Pearl 

Quentin Fairley Collins 

Rachel Farve Sum rail 

Anna Featherston Memphis, TN 

Elizabeth Fee Hattiesburg 

Ricardo I- elder McComb 

Christopher Ferguson lack son 

Emily Ferrell Picayune 

Erin Fewel I Sum ra 1 1 

Kevin Fields Crawford 

Julie Firman Pasagoula 

Monica Fisher Lexington 

Jack llagg Greenwood 

Kim Flagg Vieksburg 

Tymingie Flowers Batesv ille 

Kimberly Floyd Mendenhall 

A nice Foil is Meridian 

Jennifer Forbes Hattiesburg 

Katrina Ford Moss Point 

Kenneth lord Metairie. LA 

Lakeshia Forrest Winona 

Ellen Forshag Amite, LA 

Joshua 1 oil en berry Columbia 

Tenesha Fortenberry Gulfport 

1 leather Foster Ridgeland 

Jamie Foster Magee 

Shannon house Hattiesburg 

len fowler Fiver Ridge. LA 

Pi i sci I la Fox lack son 

Trey Fox Yazoo City 

Brandy F raiser Jackson 

Jade Fraiser Hattiesburg 

Elizabeth Francis Slidell. LA 

Heather free Perkinston 

Kimberly Freeman Brook ha veil 

Timothy Friday Selma. AL 

Amy f rye Ocean Sprngs 

234 People 

■ d 

Christopher Fryer Bay St, Louis 

Erin Fuikerson Hattiesburg 

Joshua Fuller Brandon 

Candace Gallager Osyka 

Wilecia Galloway Indianola 

1 uke Gallaspy ( linton 

Shelly Gallender Washington 

Ryan Caller Natchez 

Matthew Gandlfi Melaine. LA 

Lisa G and i Purv is 

Adam Gardner New Orleans. LA 

Yuvonne Gardner Shannon 

Allison ( lamer Se mines. AL 

I loll i Garner Mendenhall 

Daniel Garret Ridgeland 

Michal Gass Metaine. LA 

Steven Gatlin Laurel 

Mantoria Gay Foxworth 

Philip Geiger Luling, LA 

Allison CI en! 1 1 Biloxi 

Robin Gentry Long Beach 

Regina George lackson 

Pamela Gilmore Heidelberg 

Delena Gibson Lucedale 

Latonya Gilbert Ridgeland 

Catherine Gilliam Opelika, AL 

Michele Gil I is Meridian 

Rosie Gillispie Brandon 

LaShonda Gillum Taylors\ die 

Kristie Gioe Chalmette, LA 

/era Glenn Lie k son 

Rennie (loins Hattiesburg 

Ge-anna Golden Bay St. Louis 

Alexsandria Gonzalez.. .Corpus Christi, T.\ 

Theresa Goodwin Brookhaven 

Jessica Gordon Tupelo 

lustin Gordon Clinton 

Lakechia t Irani Canton 

Nathan Grace Ocean Spings 

Rash an Graham Jackson 

Deana (Irani Mobile. AL 

Mashaurna Grantham Duck I lill 

Renato Granzoti Biloxi 

Angela Gra\ lackson 

L 1 1 n Gray Madison 

Russell Gray Gulfport 

Demario Green Cleveland 

James Green Natchez 

Lakiesha Green Louisville 

Rachel Green Hattiesburg 

Tekia Green lackson 

Chasattee Greenfield lackson 

Jessie Gregory Pclahatchie 

Katie Gre\ Vicksburg 

Undergraduates 235 


Eric Griffin New Albany 

Patrick Griffin Columbus 

Shandra Griffin Jackson 

Sotdena Griffin Flora 

Steven Griffin Okolona 

Bryan Groue Raymond 

Marquette Guerin Hammond 

LeTina Guice Fayette 

Josh Gulley Grand Prairie, TX 

Margaret Haines Mctaire. LA 

Lon Hale Tuscaloosa. AL 

Jaime Haley Crystal Springs 


ip le 

Demetria Hall Prentiss 

Frank Hall Hattiesburg 

I Icni ■> I (all Carson 

Jennifer Hall Daphne. AL 

Tonya Hall Greenville 

Melanie Hal I berg Vieksburg 

Monica Halle Hattiesburg 

Ny-Kiesha Halthon Moss Point 

Blake llanim Soso 

Jill Hamilton Picayune 

Christina Hammers Hattiesburg 

Alisha Hammond Natchez 

Undergraduates 237 





Jennifer Hunks Forest 

Tabitha Hanson Milanville, PA 

Leo I a Haralson Picayune 

Nathana Hardaway Meridian 

Jeremy Hardy Wiggins 

Meredith Hargis Houston, TX 

Tracy Harkreader Kenner, LA 

K at una liar ley Winona 

Anthony Harper Hattiesburg 

(had Harper Metairie. LA 

Daniel Harrington Madison 

Catherine Llarris Carthage 

238 People 

LaSandra Harris Union 

Michele Harrison Waynesboro 

Jovonna Hart Canton 

Latasha 1 (arvey Brandon 

Ben 1 law kins Bilo\i 

Verdel] Hawkins Natchez 

Vincent flatten Purvis 

Nina Hayes Heidelberg 

Courtney Haynes Southaven 

Rnss 11 a/I i p Nate he/ 

Jaymie Heard Wesson 

John I lebert Kiln 

Undergraduates 239 

((An der graduates 

Erica Heckenkemper New Orleans, LA 

Jennifer Heideman Ocean Springs 

Annee Henderson Lucedale 

Racheal Hendricks Jackson 

Came Henley Florence 

Courtney Henry Meridian 

William Hess Metairie, LA 

Judy Hession Petal 

Jennifer Hester Roxie 

Stewart Hester Natchez 

Holly Hicks Biloxi 

J mi Hicks Philadelphia 

Lama Hicks Biloxi 

LaWanda Hicks Crystal Springs 

Peter Hicks Hernando 

Jennifer Higdon Richland 

Diana Hill Purvis 

Lou Hill Madison 

Vashaundra Hill Yazoo City 

Lauren Hillman Brandon 

Katie Hmkle Mobile, AL 

Hoi he Hilton Mendenhall 

Teresa Hines Jackson 

Corey Hinshaw Laurel 

Heather Hinton Pearl 

Jeff Hinton Ridge I and 

Tiffany Hodges Carrollton 

Heather Holder.... Picayune 

Nicole Hollomon Woodville 

Leslie Holloway Hattiesburg 

Dawn Holmes Clarksdale 

Jcssieca Holmes Richmond 

Tracy Holmes Vicksburg 

Katie Holston Mobile. AL 

Daniel Homedes Barcelona. Spain 

Lay ton Hood Hattiesburg 

Carmen I lopkins Jackson 

Kawauna Hopkins Louisx die 

Alexandra Hornsby Biloxi 

Ethel Horton McComb 

Demetrice Hoskins Jackson 

Kamecia Hoskins Jackson 

Kevin Howard Lumberton 

LePetra Howard Greenwood 

Jonathan Howe Ponchatoula. LA 

Jacqueline Hoze Quitman 

Blair Hubbard Jonesboro. AR 

Temeika Hubbard Jackson 

Burgundy Hubbert Gulf port 

Arnika Hughes Cest Covina, CA 

Carla Hughes Greenville 

Kimberly Hughes Bay Springs 

Heather Hungerford Ocean Springs 

Blyther Hunsberger Ridge land 

240 People 

Students find tunc during 
lunch to look at sonic o\ the 
arts and crafts being sold in the 
Union. Pictured left, two 
students browse through a 
stack of posters. 

Undergraduates 241 





Richard Hunt Vicksburg 

Faith Hurst Moss Point 

Yasmeen Husain Yazoo City 

Jona Husband Jackson 

Brand ic Hutson Hollandale 

Parker Inabnet Slidell. I \ 

Andrew Ince Blue Ridge, TX 

Makalah Ingram Sumrall 

Wesley Inman Ocean Springs 

Sarah Irby Mobile. Al 

Sonja Is lei Shaw 

Aaron Ivy Taylor 

L a t e i s h a Ivy O x f o r d 

Deal i ice Jackson Gulfport 

Dorothy Jackson Monticello 

Re wan Jackson Jackson 

LaShandra Jackson Magnolia 

( >rad Jackson Hattiesburg 

Phillip Jackson Moss Point 

Rashad Jackson New Orleans, LA 

Shunya Jackson Jackson 

Yolanda Jackson McComb 

Kimberly Jacobs Bassfield 

Nik i Jaeobsen Columbus 

Brooke James Moss Point 

Greg James Vicksburg 

Jillian James Moss Point 

Oscar James Jackson 

Alfred Jamison Marks 

Tamekka Jamison Jackson 

Tky Jankowski Little Rock 

Renee Jarvis Picayune 

Amelia Jefferson Hattiesburg 

Cliff Jeffery Vicksburg 

Artrina Jenkins Jayes 

Melisa Jenkins Jay ess 

Pamela Jenkins Shuqualak 

Shannon Jenkins Gulfport 

Tamara Jenkins Pearl 

Danielle Joachim Metaine, LA 

Stephanie .lobes Charlotte, NC 

Julie Joffrion Hattiesburg 

April Johnson Saraland. AL 

Carrie Johnson Wiggins 

Crystal Johnson Newton 

Darcia Johnson Hazlehurst 

Keisha Johnson Hammond, LA 

Ken trice Johnson Columbus 

Kina Johnson Jackson 

LaShundra Johnson Jackson 

LaTara Johnson Tunica 

Latrecia Johnson Hickor) 

Leslie Johnson McComb 

Melissa Johnson Canton 

242 People 

Michelle Johnson Canton 

Teresa Johnson Jackson 

Yale lohnson Jackson 

Yomeka Johnson Jackson 

Valeric Joiner Biloxi 

Angela Jones lackson 

Can d ace Jones Magnolia 

Christa Jones Fayetteville. GA 

H leash i a Jones Greenville 

Erin lones Huntsville. AL 

Jama I Jones Hattiesburg 

Katy Jones Clinton 

Shawn Jones Jackson 

Yaron Kaplan Staten Island, NY 

Nancy Karrick Atmore. AL 

Adam Keaton Bogalusa. LA 

Mignon Keaton Ponchatoula. LA 

Carnetta Keeton Moss Point 

Jamie Keller Mobile. AL 

Karen Kelly Ocean Springs 

Katheryn Kelly Ocean Springs 

Brian Kennedy Mendenhall 

Dam Kennedy Laurel 

Rachel Kennedy Angie, LA 

I laratio Keys Durant 

Kareesa Keys Seminary 

Marsha Keys Forest 

Nicole Keys Jackson 

She lad i a Kidd Hattiesburg 

Melissa Kilpatnck Ocean Springs 

Amanda King Petal 

Charles King Vancleave 

Dustin King Bogue Chitto 

Connie Kitzman New Orleans. LA 

Daphne Knight Jackson 

LaToya Knight Jackson 

Antoinette Konz Milwaukee. Wl 

Andrea Krell Hattiesburg 

Kimbcrly Kringlc Mobile. AL 

Kell) Kuluz Biloxi 

Setsuko Kuzume Japan 

Amanda 1 .a France Kiln 

Brandye I amas Biloxi 

I isa I andr\ Hattiesburg 

Rachel 1 andry Vicksburg 

lilli.m I ane Magee 

Mathcu Fang Metaine. LA 

Chris 1 angston Magee 

StelTanv Lapointe Bristol. Rl 

Nesha Larkin Meridian 

Ernice Larry Pearl 

Aleshia I aster Bay Springs 

I a( heryl Lathamm Louisville 

Betina I atiker Carthage 

Undergraduates 243 

* Undergraduates 

Melissa Latimer Gulfport 

Angie Laube Pace, FL 

T.J. Lawrence Pascogoula 

.April 1 awson Raymond 

Terry Law son Enterprise 

Kim Le Biloxi 

Linda Le Pas Christian 

Stacey LeBlane Kenner. LA 

Bozena Ledic-Puric Seminary 

Kenya Lee Lumberton 

Kimberly Lee Bassfield 

Robin Lee Lucedale 

Susan Lee R o x i e 

Vija Lee Raymond 

Zinnette Lee McComb 

Kimetra Leggins Moss Point 

Char la Lenard Tylcrtown 

244 People 

Akilah Lewis Meridian 

Casey Lewis Meridian 

t has el la Lew is Franklinton, LA 

Donavon Lewis Brandon 

Gavrielle Leu is Pass Christian 

Kyle Leu is lackson 

Leigh Lewis Petal 

Na-Tashia McComb 

Rebecca Lewis Hammond. LA 

Shay la Lewis lackson 

(. amillus Liddell Moss Point 

Celso Lima Hattiesburg 

Mane Lindberg Su eeden 

Jami Linton Petal 

Jessica Loflm Florence 

Sarah Logan Pascagoula 

LaToya Loggett Hattiesburg 

Jeremy Long Moss Point 

Undergraduates 245 






Southern Miss teammates con- 
gratulate one another alter a well- 
executed plaj . 

24(1 People 

Ni]ia Longino Terry 

Kristy Lossett Picayune 

Josh Lott Foxworth 

Stefani Lott Seminary 

Christy Lo\ e.. lackson 

Kimberly Love. Jackson 

LeTonya Love Moss Point 

Rashida Love Olympia, WA 

Shannon 1 o\ e Biloxi 

Yolanda Love Grenada 

I indsey Lucas Goodman 

Kim Luong ...Bilxoi 

Dana 1 ucquire Meridian 

Tameka Luster Macon 

Corey Lytic Fairhope, AL 

Dede Lytic Collins 

Keshia Madison lackson 

Alicia Magee (in It port 

F.d Magenheimer Philadelphia.? \ 

Kan Magill Chalmeth. LA 

Jennifer Mahaggey Hattiesburg 

Andrew Maher Covington. 1. \ 

Emily Maher Baton Rouge, LA 

Lauren Mahoney Mandeville, LA 

Marci Maiorana . Chalmette. LA 

Erin M aj u r e G a u t i e r 

kevyn Malpass Biloxi 

Daniel Mann Mobile. AL 

Natalie Mann Purvis 

Tara Marasco Metallic. LA 

Cecil Marion Holly Springs 

Jennifer Mars Gautier 

Timothy Marsh lackson 

Michael Martin Carrie re 

Rachel Martin Clinton 

Mariano Martinez Marrero, LA 

Robin Mason Waveland 

.lack Mat heny Hattiesburg 

Christer Matthews Clinton 

Cynthia Matthews ... Columbus 

Mario Matthew s Louisville 

Reginald Matthews Libert) 

Shaughney Matthews.. .Hattiesburg 

Jennifer May Columbus 

Zachary May berry Gulfport 

Shell) \k \rthur Clinton 

Mario McCallister Braxton 
.lemma McCarter Biloxi 

Michael McCarty Clinton 

riandra McClarron Tacoma. WA 

Latoya McClung ...Brooksville 

Allison McC hue Jackson 

Ra\ en McCoy... Brandon 
Shelley McCullough Ruth 

Undergraduates 247 

^ (And er graduates 

Stephanie Sterling pulls out al 
the stops for her Halloween 
Carnival outfit. 

48 People 

Andrea McDaniel Seminary 

April McDaniel Mobile. AL 

Dustin McDaniel Tylertown 

Branch McDonald Waynedboro 

Garey McDonald Hebron 

Jason McDonald Waynesboro 

Jessica McDonald Lelandy 

LeShondra McDonald Meridian 

Mary McDonald Brandon 

Syretta McDonald I cna 

Virginia McLlhanev Mobile. \l 

Henry McFarlin Hattiesburg 

Julie McGehee lack son 

Tremaine McGhee Southfield, Ml 

Angela McGuire Tupelo 

Amber Mel I wain Waynesboro 

Leslie Mclnnis Mobile. AL 

LaShanakiah McKelphin Greenville 

M iranda Mc Kenzie Quitman 

K'Lynne McKinley Sandersville 

Jason McKeown Forest 

Millicent Mc Knight Columbia 

Kamesha McLaurin lackson 

Aleshia McLemore Brandon 

Reiki McNeal lackson 

Lemika McPhearson Ldwards 

Jennifer McPhail Prentiss 

Alesha McQuarters Lauderdale 

Matt McQueen Pearl River. LA 

Chris McRae Picayune 

Leila McReynolds Evansville, In 

Jennifer McShane Mobile. AL 

Krissy Meadows Hattiesburg 

Lori Meadows Gulfport 

Richie Means Puckett 

Rachel Megison Slidell, LA 

Michelle Melnick Cordova, TN 

Cryltal Melton New Orleans. LA 

Michelle Men/ie Batesville 

Jennifer Mertens Rich ton 

John Mertens Richton 

Lor i Meshew Gulfport 

Clare Methvin lackson 

Colleen Methvin Birmingham. \I 

Georgia Miehelli Diamondhead 

Sarah Middleton Daphney, \1 

LaRenda Miles Port Gibson 

Bethany Miller Holcomb 

Jill Miller Denham Springs. LA 

Kyle Millet Orlando. FL 

Leslie Miller Gilbertown. AL 

Rebecca Miller lackson 

Zaneta Miller Mc( omb 

Jared Millet Co\ington. I \ 

Undergraduates 24° 





Matthew Mills Lucedale 

Sayuri Mm ami Saitama, Japan 

Holly Mire Biloxi 

Aaron Miscally Pineville 

Ren Mitcham Hattiesburg 

Charity Mitchell D'Iben ille 

Jacqueline Mitchell Jackson 

Mark Mitchell Gallman 

Angela Mixon Magnolia 

Keshaia Monroe Gulfport 

Dixie Moody Hattiesburg 

Dane Moore Bogue Chitto 

Jennifer Moore Benton i a 

K. i m b e r 1 y Moore Grenada 

L e z 1 1 e Moore M a g e e 

William Moore Hattiesburg 

Najla Moore Flushing 

Amanda Moorehead Mobile. AL 

Vicky Morales St. Bernard. LA 

Amanda Morgan Hattiesburg 

Mary Morgan Magee 

Mecody Morgan Hattiesburg 

Shelly M orrow G u 1 fport 

Aimmee Mosby Natchez 

Melanie Moscley Magee 

Steve Mosley Meridian 

Jeanne Mouriz Harvey, LA 

Charity Mu I hern Mobile 

Kristofor Mull max Biloxi 

Suzanne Mullis Mobile. Al 

Lori Murphy Moss Point 

Alicia Murray Soso 

Brooke Murray Clinton 

Seth Muse Hattiesburg 

LaTosha Myers 1 lattiesburg 

Mendy Myers Brandon 

Ricky Myers Picayune 

Shronda Myers Raymond 

Sony a Myers Picayune 

Mandy Nabors Forest 

Jwon Nathaniel Magnolia 

La m (a Neal lackson 

Haley Necaise Gulfport 

Adam Neighbors Birmingham. AL 

Jason Nelson Shdell, LA 

Jennifer Nelson Petal 

Paul Nelson New Orleans 

Shana Nelson McComb 

Tamara Nelson McComb 

Allison Neville Pascagoula 

Joseph Newman Brandon 

Kimberly Newman Washington, MO 

Leslie Newsome Hattiesburg 

Liah Nguyen Hattiesburg 

250 People 

loele Nichols 1 1 allies bin -y 

Shenika Nichols Terrj 

( i i.i ii Nicholson Hattiesburg 

I aBell Nicholson Oakvale 

Charily Ni\ Shdell. LA 

Nichole Nixon Biloxi 

Vein i la Nobles Vossburg 

Latesha Norwood ...Pascagoula 

Kristen Nunc/ Slidel, LA 

M i k i Oda g i r i I ap a n 

Colleen O'Dwyer Gautier 

Shana Ogle Hattiesburg 

David Oliver Long Beach 

I \ ra ( )li\ er Laurel 

Spring-Serenity O'Neal Hattiesburg 

Gwenyth O'Quine Perkinston 

Lesley O" Regan Hattiesburg 

LaKandra < in Macon 

Jana Osbey Fort Mood. TX 

Garrick Osby Jackson 

Jamie Osby Meridian 

A ill i a Outlaw Tupelo 

Sabrina Overmier Covington. LA 

Jessica Owens Sandy Hook 

Keisha Owens Hattiesburg 

( )rglenda ( )\\ ens Florence 

Yolanda Owens lack son 

Jeff Pac/ak Brandon 

( harles Page West Monroe. LA 

Veronica Page Taylors\ ille 

Annie Palensky Shdell. LA 

A i lea Palmer lack son 

Sarah Palmer Greenville 

Megan Pankiewicz Meridian 

Jessica Parisi Clinton 

Michael Pa me 1 1 Lucedale 

Paul Pan ish Carthage 

Kelundria Patrick Fore si 

Angela Patterson Lubbock. TX 

Talia Pal lei son lack son 

Terrell Paul ...Troy, Al 

Joseph Paul Monterey. LA 

Jessica Pearce Waveland 

Brooke Pennington Madison 

Summer Pen ion Picayune 

Brandi Perrv ....Columbia 

Shaw nesc Perry Clinton 

Anna Louise Petro Madison 

Jennifer Pctticcreu Picayune 

Brant Pettis Wiggins 

Christy Phillips Ridgeland 

Monie Phillips . Petal 

Tami Philips Union 

Tracey Phillips Hattiesburg 

Undergraduates 25 I 

^ Undergraduates 

Sensational R&B group, Jagged 
Edge performed a concert for USM. 
The concert was presented by the 

UAC and SGA. 

/ uoloorapha bu fjarre/}ce Otnc/t 

Tiffany Piazza Jackson 

Join Pierce Philadelphia 

Lauren Pigott Picayune 

Sharon Pipkins Beaumont 

Alicia Pittman Brandon 

Elizabeth Place Opelousas, LA 

Alyssa Plemmons Huntsville, AL 

Derrick Polk Shubuta 

Natisha Polk Mt. Olive 

Terence Polk Hattiesburg 

Eddie Pope Brookhaven 

Gabriel Pope Utiea 

252 People 

1 ucy Pope Hattiesburg 

Dennis Porter Bassfield 

Donna Porter Bassfield 

Elizabeth Porter Hattiesburg 

Michelle Porter Brookhaven 
TilTain Porter Vicksburg 

Tameka Porter ...Summit 

Ryan Portis Jackson 

Jannelle Posey Hattiesburg 

Erin Powell Vicksburg 

Ronica Powell lackson 

Celia Powers Laurel 

Undergraduates 253 

(Under graduates 

USM's students 
arc not the only 
ones who come 
out to support 
the Eagles on 
game days. These 
boys show their 
school spirit with 
their unique 
ensembles of wigs 
and body paint. 
7Wo /, 

Ash Ice Presley Laurel 

Shawndra Price Madison 

Stacy Price Saucier 

Stephanie Price Summit 

Theresa Pridemore lackson 

Jennifer Priest Slidell. LA 

Kayla Procell Shreveport, LA 

I at i ice Prude Hattiesburg 

Amanda Pucketl Amory 

LaQuita Pugh lackson 

John Purser New Orleans, LA 

Jennifer Quarles Madison 

254 People 

% 1 ^ %. #v V% 

Jason Quigley Meridian 

Kimberl) Quinn Cedar Bluff 

Brent Quinn lackson 

Olivia Quinn Vancleave 

Tiffany Quinn lackson 

Oliva Rachal Hattiesburg 

Gabriel Radav... lackson 

Rebecca Raeck Perkinston 

Von ell a Rag war Kenya 

Ashley Rainey Meridian 

Juanita Rainey Petal 

Johnnj Randall lackson 

Undergraduates 255 

(Under graduates 

Ashley Rankin Jackson 

Stephanie Rankin Magee 

Cameika Ran kins Jackson 

Jasmine Rash Greenville 

Melanie Rassier Hattiesburg 

Rachel Rate liff Jackson 

Shenikki Rati iff Tylertown 

Gretchen Rati Ellensburg, WA 

Tina Rautajoki Helsinki, Finland 

Adam Ray Slidcll. LA 

Alex Ray Vicksburg 

Gretchen Ray Ellensburg. WA 

Rnsty Ray Buckatunna 

Ann Rayburne Texarkan, AR 

Daniel Rebel' Marietta, GA 

Cassandra Redmond Vicksburg 

Tamekia Reed Jackson 

Jennifer Rees Jackson 

Amber Reese Destrehan. LA 

Amber Reeves Pascagoula 

Micheal Reeves Forest 

Shelley Reeves Mobile. AL 

Michelle Re id Hattiesburg 

Stacie Reid Jayess 

Amy Reynold Liberty 

Rebecca Reynolds Water Valley 

Shernisha Reynolds Mayersv die 

Alester Rials Fayette 

Beth Richards Meridian 

Leslie Richards Pascagoula 

Rebecca Richards Mobile. AL 

Malana Richardson Moss Point 

Sony a Richardson Brookhaven 

Robert Rigsby Ocean Springs 

Wenston Riley Trenton. FL 

Joyce Roberson Monticello 

Traeie Roberson Jackson 

Julie Roberts Hattiesburg 

Robyn Roberts Jackson 

Sarah Roberts Hattiesburg 

Brian Robinson Atlanta. GA 

Christy Robinson Petal 

Damian Robinson Pascagoula 

Leslie Robinson Cleveland 

Tara Robinson Magee 

Tawanna Robinson Jackson 

Sam Robison Marrero. LA 

Joshua Rodgers Hattiesburg 

Patti Rodgers McCool 

Sabrina Rodgers Greenville 

Joshua Rogers Hattiesburg 

Amy Romano New Orleans. LA 

Misty Rondeau Fairhope. AL 

Keith Roscoe Waynesboro 

256 People 

Clyde Rose Meridian 

{Catherine Rosetti Biloxi 

Dia|ana Ross Gulf port 

Mary Rougelot Westwego. LA 

Ay la Ruffin Meridian 

Anthony Rando Brookhaven 

Knstie Russell Pur\ is 

Sammy Rutherford Hattiesburg 

Arthur Ryals Covington. LA 

Holly Ryan River Ridge. LA 

Safwat Saleem Sialokt. Pakistan 

Wey lander Sampson Natchez 

Christina Sandifer Pearl 

Jason Sanford Laurel 

Shuichi Sato Tokyo, Japan 

Amanda Satterwhite Meridian 

Tyra Saucier Taylors ville 

Nashaat Sayed Dhaka. Bangladesh 

Christy Schaeffer Picayune 

Anthony Scafidel Summit 

Elizabeth Scaife Covington. LA 

Leonard Scardino Columbia 

Erin Schmidt Hattiesburg 

Stephen Schlautman Lumberton 

Tom Schoolar Brandon 

Michele Schowalter Port Washington. VVI 

Jessica Schwartz Bay St. Louis 

Melanie Scott McComb 

Kristi Scott Bay Springs 

Christa Scruggs Ellisville 

Chad Seals Lucedale 

Kendra Seals Moss Point 

Brian Sellers Ellisville 

Stephanie Sellier Waveland 

Adam Sencenbaugh Hattiesburg 

Holly Senn Ridgeland 

Takiko Serizawa Hattiesburg 

Steve Severson Ocean Springs 

Dennis Shadrick Kiln 

Louise Sharpe Forest 

Sharrieffah Sharrieff Brookhaven 

Tiffany Shaw Carrol 1 

Klodiana Shehi Hattiesburg 

Sean Sheehy Huntsville. AL 

Betsy Sheffield Picayune 

Ramone Shelby Brookhaven 

Kendra Shell Grenada 

Erica Shelton Columbia 

Rachel Shelton Hattiesburg 

Christopher Shepherd Summit 

Erica Sherrill Sumrall 

Elizabeth Shirk Columbia. SC 

Donald Shirley Ridgeland 

Chris Shoemaker Petal 

Undergraduates 257 






Pictured right, the Plaza Cafe 
hosts many nationalities of 
students. It is located 
between McCain and Cook 

T'/mh I,,, Wo, 7le„i,e T^aers 


25X People 

Marcus Shorts Bassfield 

Su/annc Shows Ridgeland 

Brook Si mine rm a nd Hattiesburg 

Desiree Simmons Poplarville 

Michelle Simmons.. Brandon 

Melinda Simmons Hoi Springs. AR 

Samantha Simmons Springville, AL 

Tiffany Simpson Gulfport 

Diedra Sims lack son 

Melissa Sims 1 lollandale 

Hope Sinclair Crowley. LA 

Claudia Singleton Yazoo City 

Shay Singley Laurel 

Alice Siqueira Slidell. LA 

Donald Skaggs Kennesaw, GA 

Jason Skimetti Biloxi 

Dallas Skinner Magee 

Saudi Skupien Biloxi 

Susan Slobodnikova Madison 

John Smalley Birmingham. AL 

Russell Smart Hattiesburg 

Adam Smith Hattiesburg 

Any ana Smith Summit 

Cherrie Smith lack son 

Christine Smith Brentwood. England 

Donna Smith Bassfield 

Donna Smith McComb 

Gloria Smith [sola 

Heather Smith Brookhaven 

Jamie Smith Baton Rouge. LA 

Jennifer Smith Birmingham. AL 

Jessica Smith Poplan ille 

Jonathan Smith Riverview. II. 

Kathryn Smith Jackson. AL 

Ke wanna Smith Louise 

Latasha Smith Casey \ ille 

I aura Smith Canton 

Napoleon Smith lack son 

Nicole Smith Orlando. II 

Ryan Smith Hattiesburg 

Shannon Smith Hattiesburg 

Stacia Smith lackson 

Stephanie Smith Hazlehurst 

Stephen Smith Hattiesburg 

Tarhaire Smith Jackson 

Teressa Smith McComb 

Timothy Smith Thibodaux. I \ 

Amy Snelling Slidell. LA 

Rachel Sones Diamondhead 

l.ibbic Sonnier Ocean Springs 

Brian Soule Slidell. LA 

Holly Sowell Brandon 

Melissa Spera Baton Rouge. LA 

Jacinta Spight Holly Springs 

Undergraduates 259 





Actress and comedian. Simply 
Marvelous greets a fan during 
a show at Bennet Auditorium. 
She was invited to perform at 
USM by the UAC. 

l'l„,l,, /„, larrenve <S,„cla„- 

260 People 

Kela Spikes Bogolusa. LA 

Laura Spinks Hattiesburg 

Scarlett Spivey Indianola 

Gretchen Spring Madison 

Leigh Spring Smithdale 

Adam Springer Gulfport 

Thomas Springston Petal 

Erica Staiger New Orleans. LA 

Michael Stallworth Slidell, LA 

(Crist ina Stampley Fayette 

Tamika Stamps Vicksburg 

Pamela Standndge Ocean Springs 

Susan Staton Union 

Lauri Starek Long Beach 

Holly Stephan Mobile, AL 

Katie Stephenson Covington, LA 

Donald Sterling Quitman 

Anna Stevens Columbia 

Wendy Stevens Purvis 

Charles Stevenson Tupelo 

Chrissy Stevenson Memphis, TZ 

Tara Stevens Laurel 

Angel Stewart Moss Point 

Cornelia Stewart Natchez 

Jamie Stewart Mendenhall 

Lakisha Stewart Indianola 

Natalie Stewart Gulfport 

Russell Stewart Walnut Hill. IL 

Stacie Stewart Meridian 

Monica Stinson Grenada 

Eric Stoltz Slidell, LA 

Michelle Stone Horn Lake 

Rhonda Stoner Biloxi 

Scarlett Stoop Hattiesburg 

Jamila Stovall Greein ille 

Nina Street Lucedale 

LeAnna Stribling Hattiesburg 

Marcie Strickland Pachuata 

Marcus Stringer Columbia 

Michael Stringer Columbia 

Susanna Stringer Madison 

Justin Stroud Heidelberg 

Corrie Stuart Florence 

Matthew Stubbs Hattiesburg 

Car la Sudbeck Madison 

Erica Summy Slidell. LA 

Erin Summy Slidell. 1 \ 

Katie Sum rail Hattiesburg 

Jennifer Sutherland Greenville 

Tommye Sutton Greein ille 

Rilecia Swayze Jackson 

[Catherine Sykes Hattiesburg 

Ann Tabb Biloxi 

Chikako Takahashi Hattiesburg 

Undergraduates 2d I 

^ Under 'Graduates 

Wendy Talbert Luling, LA 

Myrle Tallman Baton Rouge, LA 

Slaeey Tamor Magnolia 

Jake Tanner Hattiesburg 

Lester Tarver Beaumont. IX 

La Marie Tate Gulfport 

Jessica Tat um Magee 

Galey Tatum Hattiesburg 

Abby Tausend Mandeville, LA 

Alphonse Taylor Madison 

Carmecia Taylor Greenwood 

Carol Taylor Buckatunna 

Christie Taylor Monticello 

Edmond Taylor New Orleans. LA 

Jessica Taylor Petal 

Kaneslia Taylor Hattiesburg 

Kimberly Taylor Jackson 

LuCina Taylor Hattiesburg 

Shannon Taylor Gulfport 

Tamika Taylor Jackson 

Jason Teetes Biloxi 

Autumn Temple Ovett 

Tan nice Terry Hattiesburg 

Alex Thames Florence 

Elanor Thames Mobile. AL 

Kenya Thippen Hattiesburg 

Christine Thomas Long Beach 

Dan an Thomas Philadelphia 

Drue Thomas Petal 

Kimberly Thomas Meridian 

Modist Thomas Bay Springs 

Tiffany Thomas Biloxi 

Brett Thompson Springfield. VA 

Charmaine Thompson Gulfport 

Cornelius Thompson Moss Point 

Enjoli Thompson Jackson 

Jamyra Thompson Bassfield 

Jennifer Thompson Magnolia 

Kyle Thompson McComb 

Sonja Thompson Prentiss 

Tanisha Thompson Louisville 

Rebecca Thornell Vicksburg 

Robert Thornhill Sandy Hook 

Allison Tillery Bay Minette, AL 

Jude Toche Petal 

Sarah Toche Biloxi 

Mindy Todd Pearl River. LA 

Lynn Tolar Hattiesburg 

Robin Torrey Pascagoula 

Matthew Trahan Mctairie, LA 

Shemekia Trotter Grenada 

Michelle Tuccio Natchez 

Jennifer Tucker Mobile, AL 

Kristen Tucker Hattiesburg 

262 People 

I on in Tucker Meridian 

Ulda Tufine Kent wood. LA 

Ashley I ullos Hattiesburg 

Malisha lurk Hattiesburg 

Angela Turner Waynesboro 

Esther Turner Canton 

Holly Turner Hattiesburg 

Nicole Tyler Petal 

Matthew Tyrone ...Monticello 

Wendy Upchurch Jackson 

Ben ] am in I lime r Magee 

William L'lmer Magee 

Nicole Unda Ocean Springs 

Valeric Upton Bogue Chitto 

Don Urquhart Mobile. A I 

Arpna Vajpayee Hattiesburg 

Tuna ml Vakiari Hattiesburg 

Tat i slier Yarn ado Osyka 

Steven Varnado McComb 

KaDiedre Vaughn Greenville 

LaTayna Vaughn Kosciusko 

Angela Ventura I lattiesburg 

Kimberly Villarreal Petal 

Knsti Vita Metairc. LA 

Amanda Wade Jackson 

Candace Wade Ocean Springs 

Jennie Waguespack Laplace. LA 

Erin Walden Jonesboro, AR 

Beverly Walker Jackson 

Dewayne Walker Caledonia 

Jamie Walker Petal 

Dorian Wallace Hattiesburg 

Tern Wallace Brook ha \ en 

Neisha Wallace Bogue Chitto 

Raymond Walls Kent wood. LA 

Valencia Walls lack son 

Nga Walters Hattiesburg 

Joel Walters Vicksburg 

John Walters Taylorsv i lie- 
Kerry Walton New Orleans. LA 

Da\ in Ward Bolton 

Robbie Ward Hattiesburg 

Tina Ward Petal 

Travis Ward Pickens 

Tequilla Warner lack son 

Jennifer Warren Hattiesburg 

Matthew Washington Picayune 

Nadena Washington Clarksdale 

Taisha Washington Columbia 

Tanisha Washington .Bude 

Tracee Washingtn Brookhaven 

Keumdra Waters Heidelberg 

Jenny Watkins Ridgeland 

Jessica Watkins Picyune 

Undergraduates 263 

^ Under graduates 

A major aspect of collage is 
Freshman dorm life. The Fresman 
Quad is located next to Roberts 
Stadium and consists of three 
female dorms and one male dorm. 
When the weather permits, student 
find it enjoyable to study outside 
or just hang. 

VfwIoyiapAu bu Wac/temie "Royen 

264 People 

Latasha Watkins Hattiesburg 

Anika Watson Hattiesburg 

Delia Watson Hattiesburg 

Dontreal Watson St. Pete, II 

Veneka Watson Hazlehurst 

Christina Watts Biloxi 

Kmily Weatherly Vicksburg 

Len Weatherly Gulf port 

Tonya Webster Durant 

Krissena Welch Hattiesburg 

BaLynda Wells Pass Christian 

Chris Wells McComb 

Nakia Wells Jackson 

Burnell Wesco Bassfield 

Tracy Wesley Hattiesburg 

Stephen Wheeler Hattiesburg 

Lacy Whitaker Woodville 

James White West Point 

Jessica White Marion, AR 

Sharon White Waynesboro 

Tabitha White Meridian 

Billie Jean Whitehead Sumrall 

Susan Whittingtn Hazlehurst 

Heath Wiesenburg Long Beach 

Kay Wilbert Plaquemine, LA 

Leroice Wiley Greenville 

Stacey Wilkes Carriere 

Esparonda Wilkins Holly Springs 

Kendall Willett Birmingham. AL 

Andrea Williams McComb 

April Williams Gulfport 

Arnita Williams McComb 

Carley Williams Madison 

Christopher Williams Vicksburg 

Courtney Williams Hattiesburg 

Crystal Williams Clinton 

Cynthia Williams Hattiesburg 

Derrick Williams McComb 

Erin Williams Biloxi 

Eugenia Williams Huntsville. AL 

Jessica Williams Brooklyn 

Khalilah Williams Moss Point 

Kiesha Williams McComb 

LaKisha Williams Tylertown 

Leah Williams Meridian 

Undergraduates 265 


266 Peopl 

Pictured left, Freshmen Mario 
Mc Allister and Terrell 
Hubbard participate in the 

Dating Game. I his activity was 
sponsored by UAC. 

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Michael Williams Jack sun 

Roamie Williams Metallic. LA 

Tomickeio Williams Jackson 

Wendy Williams Hattiesburg 

Zenobia Williams Jackson 

Elizabeth Willick Slidell, LA 

Seth Willison Hattiesburg 

Aaron Wilson Bassfield 

,\ intra Wilson Vicksburg 

Jennifer Wilson Clinton 

Umekia Wilson Jackson 

I sah Winborne Hattiesburg 

Kathryn Winfrey Jackson 

Amy Wingrave New Orleans, LA 

Shavonda Winters Durant 

Brandi Wise Waynesboro 

Jon Womack Utica 

Wendy Wood Pearl River. LA 

Amanda Woodall Seminary 

Christopher Woodard New Hebron 

Rashaan Woods Natchez 

Ryan Woods Picayune 

LaQuisha Wright Bilxoi 

Rene Yang Hattiesburg 

Michele Yarbrough Mobile, AL 

Corey Yates Holly Springs 

Curl Yeomans Marietta. GA 

Anna Young Mobile. AL 

Ashika Young Flora 

Betty Young Hattiesburg 

Ernest Young Natchez 

Nicole Young Ocean Springs 

John Zimmerman Metainc. LA 

Undergraduates 267 



Charlyn Adams Ruth 

Elizabeth Adams Abita Springs. LA 

Jewel Adams Hattiesburg 

Xorica Adams La Place. LA 

Donna Allen Brookhaven 

Joyce Allen Hattiesburg 

Ryan Alexander Biloxi 

Anne Allmeroth Leslie, MO 

Reagan Amos Greenville 

Crystal Anderson Jackson 

Tihira Anderson Brandon 

Felicia Archer Hattiesburg 

Gina Archer Hattiesburg 

Bethany Armstrong Vicksburg 

Jill Arnold Vicksburg 

Jaime Arriaga Houston. TX 

Angela Ash ford Louisville 

Roslynd Ashford Louisville 

Latayna Ashley Gulfport 

Thomas Atwood Hattiesburg 

Chad Baldwin Coldwater 

Brooke Bard well Brandon 

Reginald Barnes Green\ ille 

Sabrina Barnes Hattiesburg 

Tawaii Barnes Moss Point 

Kelly Barnhill Daphne, AL 

Keith Barnwell Meridian 

Ian Barrow Jackson 

Jennifer Barton Pascagoula 

Ayanna Batiste Forest 

Kelly Beckett Hattiesburg 

Jill Becnel Chalmette. LA 

Beth Berger New Orleans, LA 

Nicholas Bertrand Slidell, LA 

Lynne Bischof. Metairie. LA 

Betty Bise Jackson 

Richard Blackburn Newton 

Aaron Blalock Liberty 

Dena Blanchard Houma, LA 

Elizabeth Blanchard New Orleans, LA 

Kevin Blanks Meridian 

Amber Bond Perkinston 

Veronica Bonds Smithdale 

Kristen Bonnett Mayville, Wl 

Donna Boothe McComb 

Rebecca Boudreaux Lafayette, LA 

Patrick Bourne Prentiss 

Anna Bove Natchez 

Lisa Bowie Forest 

Veronica Bozeman Hazlehurst 

Ebony Bradford Bude 

Shalon Bradley Bay St. Louis 

Anna Brash ier Heidelberg 

Charlotte Braxton Columbus 

268 People 

Hadley Breckenridge Pass Christian 

Damon Breland Sandy Hook 

Mazella Breland Laurel 

Brandon Brice Natchez 

Scott Bridges Monticello 

Kimherly Broussard Biloxi 

Amy Brown Madison 

James Brown Hattiesburg 

Jim Brown Clinton 

Shonna Brown Hattiesburg 

LaShanda Brum fie Id Osyka 

Andrew Buckhalter Crawford 

Brenton Buckley Marrero, LA 

Heather Buckley Columbia 

Demetria Bullock Magnolia 

Jesse Bullock McComb 

Sarah Burcaw Petal 

Elisa Burch Ocean Springs 

Christy Burkes Moss Point 

Jennifer Burkett Hattiesburg 

Felicia Burnes Vicksburg 

Joanne Burns Stonewall 

David Burow Shdell. LA 

Duane Burt Hattiesburg 

Deshella Butler Hattiesburg 

KLimberly Butler Hattiesburg 

Detriss Byrd Hattiesburg 

Colby Caleote Brookhaven 

Debbie Cameron Lumberton 

Francis Cameron Natchez 

Tammv Campbell Lumberton 

Denika Carr Louin 

Coty Carter Hattiesburg 

Delecia Carter Osyka 

Maurice Carter Meridian 

Melanie Carter Slidell, LA 

Nicki Case Gulfport 

Regina Catch ings Hazlehurst 

Shatanya Causey Tylertown 

Sherrikee Causey Edwards 

Alicia Cessna Pattison 

Tamika Chandler Laurel 

Michelle Chauvin Metaine. LA 

Erin Cheatham Kenner, LA 

Stacey Cheek Laurel 

Jami Chiniche Bay St. Louis 

Sametra Chisolm Ridgcland 

Donald Clanlon Brook ha \ en 

Alisha Clark Enterprise 

Andrew Clark Indianola 

Angela Clark Hattiesburg 

Jennifer Clark ...Petal 

Nicole Clark Hattiesburg 

Char I cue Clarke Columbus 

Seniors 269 



Carlo Clesi Hattiesburg 

Rcuct C lines Summit 

Demetris Collins Centreville 

Terry Colquhoun Hattiesburg 

Isaac Condi ft' Picayune 

Megan Coney Metairie. LA 

Christy Cook Hattiesburg 

Edward Corker Columbia 

Ken Cothern Bogalousa, LA 

Fredrika Cowley Fulton 

Donald Crabtree Morton 

Jason Crane Brookhaven 

Slianna Creed Magnolia 

Gregory Syrus Columbia 

Holly Dana Pelahatchie 

Derrek Daughdri Petal 

Deitra Davis Liberty 

Julia Davis Hattiesburg 

Robin Davis FJlisville 

Ron Davis Birmingham, AL 

Angelic Dawkins D'lverville 

Kedrienne Day Jackson 

Nicholas Deakie New Agusta 

Steven DeBlasio Slidell, LA 

Kristin Delaney Metairie. LA 

Olivia Dellenger D' Iberville 

Jennifer Delmas Hattiesburg 

Ann -Marie Den man Clinton 

Molly Denson Hattiesburg 

Tara Denson Lena 

Shawn Denton Hattiesburg 

Frances Dominquez Gulfport 

Derek Dorman Hattiesburg 

Kimberly Dotson Mobile, Al 

Uwe Dotzauer Landau, Germany 

Brett Douchard Wesson 

Theodore Dukes Greenville 

Azeeka Dunigan Indianola 

Felicia Durr Oak vale 

Court Duval I Waynesboro 

270 People 



The artist work of USM's students is 
always on display in several plaees on 

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Seniors 271 



The campus of USM is filled with 
interesting and secluded spots for 
the students to study. Can you 
guess where these students chose? 

Phoionrap/iij by JllacJlenzie -Rogers. 

Dometria Dwons Memphis, TN 

Kimberly Eashmond Hattiesburg 

Joseph Easterlmg Petal 

Teri Easterling Ellisville 

Nancy Eaves Hattiesburg 

Latoya Edwards Moss Point 

Angie England Sallis 

Celeste Eubanks Slidell. LA 

Robert Eubanks West Monroe, LA 

Tory Evans Newton 

Martinius Everett Waynesboro 

Giant Fan child Hattiesburg 

Ashley Ferrell Picayune 

Rozarro Fields Greenville 

Brent Flanagan Southaven 

Bo Fleming Meadville 

Annelise Flesher Clinton 

Linda Floyd Hattiesburg 

Tiffany Folse Hattiesburg 

Emily Fontan Mandeville, LA 

272 People 

Dannye Fowler Bessemer. AL 

Paul Fox Hattiesburg 

Sophia Frelix Columbia 

Christi Frith Hattiesburg 

Michelle Frith Hattiesburg 

Yoshitaka Fujii Japan 

Cassidy Ganas Lumberton 

Mario Garcia Hattiesburg 

Hope Garner Magee 

Robin Gentry Long Beach 

Khalilah George Mound Bayou 

Matthew George Hattiesburg 

Carly Gervais Metairie, LA 

Gma Gibbs Hattiesburg 

Victor G list rap Morton 

Steer) Glascoe Flora 

Scott Godfrey Moss Point 

Matthew Goff Hattiesburg 

Shame ka Gooden Jackson 

Donna Goodrum Grand Bay. AL 

Brittany Gore Jackson 

Casey Graham Columbia 

Kimberly Grant Brandon 

Mary Grant Poplarville 

Amanda Gray Soso 

Josephine Green Columbia 

Jane Griffin Hattiesburg 

Daniel Guaqueta Hattiesburg 

David Guidroz New Orleans. LA 

William G Lilly Laurel 

Casey Guyton McComb 

St nil n Hancock Bentonia 

Colecia Handy Franklinton. LA 

Melissa Hanna Gautier 

Dacia Haralson Hattiesburg 

Leah Harper Biloxi 

Lashanda Harrell Magnolia 

Stacee Harris Vicksburg 

Tomora Harrison Crystal Springs 

Latova Hart Jackson 

Seniors 273 

Teresa Harvey Prentiss 

Stacey H ask in Gulf port 

India Hassin Gulfport 

Karen Hayes Pine Bluff, AR 

Kevin Heard West Point 

Nicole Heard Jackson 

Brian Henderson Pearl 

George Herring Moss Point 

Clayton Hickey Olive Branch 

Stephen Hickman Kenner. LA 

Rena Hilton Taylorsville 

William Hocutt Hattiesburg 

Erin Hodges Summit 

Valerie Hodge Waynesboro 

Latosha Hodges Meridian 

Kristin Holmes Destrehan, LA 

Traci Holmes Brookhaven 

Letha Honea Sontag 

Dee Dee Hooker Brookhaven 

Michelle Morton Hattiesburg 

Reginald Houze Hattiesburg 

Stacy Howell Collinsville 

.lames Hud we II Meridian 

John Hugley Hattiesburg 

Lisa Hurst Semmes. AL 

Lisa Irons Kenner, LA 

Stephanie Ivy Rolling Fork 

Kera Jackson Meridian 

Melvin Jackson McComb 

Roc he lie Jackson McComb 

Rosalind Jackson Durant 

Tamika Jackson Gulfport 

Leslie James Bay Springs 

Artrina Jenkins layess 

Terissa Jenkins Jayess 

Chris Johnson Hattiesburg 

Deanna Johnson Jackson 

Chi ist i Jones Monticello 

brum Jones Slidell. LA 

Kaytee Jones Fairhopc, AL 

274 People 

With the completion of 
the new Liberal Arts 
Building, many of 
USM's students find 
themselves moving 
from the traditional 
College and Southern 
Halls to the more 
modern building. 

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Pet una Jones Columbus 

Vandal el Jones Moorehead 

April Jordan Hattiesburg 

Patricia Jordan Waynesboro 

Cybil Kamien Vicksburg 

Maggie Keller Poplarville 

Dee King McComb 

Josh King Bay Springs 

Rhonda Kmgery Antioch, TN 

Rebecca Kitchens Crystal Springs 

1 aura Knight Hattiesburg 

Gina Kodger Hattiesburg 

Liz Krafnick Ocean Springs 

Gabe Kiel I Hattiesburg 

Jamie Kvles Bolton 

Seniors 275 



Bryan Kyzor Hattiesburg 

Steven Ladner Poplarville 

Robert Lane Hattiesburg 

Scott Lanehart Baton Rouge. LA 

Julie Lang Collinsville 

Wendy Lawson Hattiesburg 

Lateef Ledbetter Crawford 

Jarod Leddy Milton. PL 

Kenneth Lee Pearl 

Lakeitra Lee Edwards 

Aisha Lewis Meridian 

Diaha Lewis Jackson 

Hope Lightsey Pachuta 

Amanda Lingold Marietta. GA 

Emily Lipsey Hattiesburg 

Lauren Lizana Pass Christian 

Melissa Lock Hattiesburg 

Carrie Logan Belzoni 

Laurie Loggins Metaine, LA 

Britton Long Hattiesburg 

Linda Lott Collins 

Tracey Lott Bay Springs 

David Low Petal 

Melanie Lynn Eufaula, AL 

Laura Mabry Jackon 

Chasidy Madison Jackson 

Tarrial Madison Collins 

Brandy Malone Taylors ville 

Jamie Malone Hattiesburg 

Jennifer Mangum Magee 

Issie Martin Jackson 

Katrina Martin Shannon 

Tammy Matlock Keokuk, IA 

Shunte Maxie Edwards 

Theresa May Columbia 

Johnathan McAdory Hattiesburg 

Larissa McAfee Brandon 

Katherine Mc Arthur Hattiesburg 

Leigh Mc Arthur Hattiesburg 

Sam McCain Hattiesburg 

276 People 

Angel McDonald Moss Point 

Brad McDonald Waynesboro 

Jessica McDonald Newton 

Ma Inula McDonald Taylorsville 

Teresa McDonald Hurley 

Wess McDonald Meridian 

Tina McDyess Shabuta 

Cassie McGeehan New Port Richey. FL 

Vernon McGlothin Meridian 

Cara McGuffee Gulfport 

Billie McKinney Ocean Springs 

Crystal McKinney Ocean Springs 

Barry McKinzie Louin 

FCimberly McKenzie Quitman 

Amanda Me La in Eillisville 

Alison McMillan Ridgeland 

Shandna McMillian Hazlehurst 

Allegra McRae Picayune 

Shena-Rae McRae Picayune 

Tim McRae Picayune 

Ashley Mercer Petal 

Becky Mercier Hattiesburg 

Keasha Miller Moss Point 

Marlon Mitchell Tacoma. WA 

Steffanie Mitchell Picayune 

Akiko Miwi Meridian 

Justin Mixon Hattiesburg 

Lanny Mixon Brooklyn 

Jacqueline Moak Summit 

Nancy Montague Purvis 

Debbie Monti Hattiesburg 

Charolette Moody Taylors\ die 

LaTonya Moore Benton ia 

Tavane Moore Hattiesburg 

Tamika Moorehead Jackson 

Heidi Morgan Wilmer, AL 

Lora Morgan Drew 

Nicole Morgan Hattiesburg 

Nicholas M airhead Madison 

Gerald Mum ford Jackson 

Seniors 277 



Live oaks help to keep campus green al 
year long. 

Tfiolo Imj lanya 0" X'ccil 

Beth Munden Hattiesburg 

Kimberly Murphy Columbia 

Ann Myers Brandon 

Jennifer Myers Picayune 

Joshua Myers Ocean Springs 

Kevin Myers Brandon 

Rashaan Myles Jackson 

Tommy Nichols Cleveland 

Duncan Njuguna Hattiesburg 

Ryoko Nobe Tokyo. Japan 

Maori Noma lapan 

Kiwana Norman Newton 

Erican Ockman Marrero, LA 

Matilda Odoms Herman vi lie 

Valerie Ogden Natchez 

278 People 

Jennifer O'Neal Perkinston 

Tanya O'Neal Gulfport 

Megan () 'Toole Brandon 

Lisa Pad ilia Laurel 

Anneliese Padlan Clinton 

Stephanie Page Hattiesburg 

Eric Paige Jackson 

Zakiya Palmer Greenville 

Shelly Parchman Hattiesburg 

Lindsey Purdue Florence 

Donald Parhm Walnut Grove 

Channie Pastor Ellisville 

Angel Patano Biloxi 

Crystal Pate Chunky 

Tracy Patrick Lake 

Jessica Patterson Metainc, LA 

Shallon Patton Lumberton 

Brandon Pearce Brooklyn 

Stephanie Peek Mt. Vernon, IL 

Leigh-Angelle Peters Slidell, LA 

Matthew Pickering Seminary 

Todd Pinkston Forest 

Margie Pittman Snady Hook 

Tamara Pittman Columbia 

Martina Pope Gulfport 

Valerie Port is Lumberton 

Susan Posey Gautier 

Shawn Potter New Orleans 

LaCednc Powe Waynesboro 

Jason Powell Mize 

Martha Powell Houma, LA 

Zephaniah Powell Liberty 

Sandra Preuett Hattiesburg 

Kelly Priest Slidell, LA 

Nora Prince Ocean Springs 

Amy Pruitt Quitman 

Contina Quinn Cedarbluff 

John Rankin Hattiesburg 

Racy Redd Laurel 

Lisa Redd Vicksbure 

Seniors 279 



Brittany Reid Columbus 

Rupinder Rekhi Jackson 

Crystal Richardson Bogue Chitto 

Ashley Riggs Baton Rouge. LA 

Jennifer Riley Guatemala 

Tanya Robertson Covington. LA 

Melanie Robbins Dumfries, VA 

Andi Robinsn Rock Springs 

Cel ia Robinson Gulfport 

Roshun Robinson Jackson 

Nathan Rockhold Gloster 

MacKenzie Rogers Moss Point 

Wesley Rogers Laurel 

William Rogers Louisville 

Daniel Romines Sumrall 

Rosalyn Ross Hattiesburg 

Sylvia Ross Hattiesburg 

Jennifer Rouse Wiggins 

Brad Rukes Hattiesburg 

Roy Russell Hattiesburg 

Aiko Saito Japan 

Nicholas Sakalarios Hattiesburg 

Rizwan Saleem Hattiesburg 

Genevieve Sanders Mexico 

Tiffany Sanders Jackson 

Carlee Sanford Hattiesburg 

Kunihiko Sato Hattiesburg 

Rodney Schenck Arabi. LA 

Peter Schweizer Luzern, Switzerland 

Cedric Scott Gulfport 

Valerie Scott Hattiesburg 

Lura Sellers Richton 

Anne Seybold Metairie, LA 

Marcus Shepard Aliet. TX 

Christopher Shields Biloxi 

Amy Simmons Meridian 

Jennifer Simmons New Albany 

Larry Simmons Moss Point 

Shaylondia Simmons Meridian 

Mark Simon Carriere 

280 People 

Ryan Simpson Meridian 

Slater Simpson Waynesboro 

James Sims Jack son 

Jamie Sims Sulphur Springs. TX 

Josh Skinner Metairie, LA 

Tammy Sloan Meridian 

Williard Sloe um Hattiesburg 

April Smith Columbia 

Brett Smith Brookhaven 

Chad Smith Hattiesburg 

Chandler Smith Vieksburg 

Percy Smith Canton 

Tommie Smith Crystal Springs 

Vivan Smith Laurel 

Katie Sow el I Leakesville 

Heather Sparkman Hattiesburg 

Shantoura Spears Woodville 

Mieah Spinks Haxlehurst 

Tameka Stamp Hattiesburg 

Leigh Stamps Hattiesburg 

Pamala Stamps Jackson 

Cedra Stanton Hattiesburg 

Chris Staines McComb 

Daniel Steeman Cam ere 

Stephanie Sterling Lexington 

Devon Stokes Gulfport 

Re Hera Stokes Hattiesburg 

Vanesssa Sthahan Gautier 

Jennifer Strickland Brandon 

Michelle Sullivan Grenada 

Shearra Sullivan Monticello 

Stephen le Sullivan Meadville 

Misty Summer Brandon 

Tamika Sutton Canton 

Sheryl S wager Hattiesburg 

Flanda Sw itzer Ocean Springs 

Alecia Taylor Madison 

Kenyatta Taylor Amorv 

I add Taylor Wiggins 

Sh ron da Taylor Buckatunna 

Seniors 2X1 



Dance classes are 
provided for non dance 
majors as well as dance 
majors. As electives or 
requirements, these 
classes can be fun as wel 
as hard work. 

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Kimberly Thomas Shreveport, LA 

Ronald Thomas Bogalusa, LA 

Deanna Thompson Petal 

Kyle Thompson McComb 

LaShawn Thompson Pascagoula 

Miss Thompson Hattiesburg 

Shakeira Thompson Bassfield 

Monique Thorne Hattiesburg 

Justin Thornton Carthage 

Anita Thurmaond Hattiesburu 

282 People 



Demetrius Tillman Hattiesburg 

Quantrell Toval New Orleans. LA 

Yuko Tsutsui Mie, Japan 

Duston Turner Leakesville 

Joseph Turney Bassfield 

Victoria Ulery Hattiesburg 

Darby Usey Belle Chosse. LA 

Kelly Varner Clinton 

Elizaberh Villarrubia Metairie, I A 

Josh Walker Magee 

Seniors 283 



This local family 
remembers to come out 
and support the Golden 

Vicki Walker Meridian 

Shaundi Wall Brandon 

Lynda Walls Forest 

Nga Walters Hattiesburg 

Shih-Sheng Wang Hattiesburg 

>84 People 

Valerie Wanzo Summit 

Sheila Ware Mt. Olive 

Nicole Washington Grenada 

Elizabeth Watson Brandon 

Nieole Watson Hattiesburg 

Seniors 28? 



Different organizations, 
sororities and fraternities show 
their school spirit and support 
during a Black History March 
in downtown llattiesbun>. 

2X6 People 

Ratonda Weathersby Liberty 

Knsty Welch Magnolia 

Jahmeela Weston Columbu 

Celeste Wheat Petal 

Melissa Whiddon Meridian 

Otis Whigham Waynesboro 

Lauren Whi taker Columbia 

Deborah White Petal 

Elizabeth While Panama City 

K listen White Wiggins 

Roger White Biloxi 

Chandra Williams Aberdeen 

Christopher Williams Natchez 

Heather Williams Mt. Olive 

Jason Williams Boutte. LA 

Seniors 2N" 



The ladies of Delta Delta 
Delta and guests get 
together for one of many 
famous swaps. The 
theme for this swap is 
Fun At Hawaii. 

TYioloyrapfii, l> t/ Sam Simmons 

Marilyn Williams Lexington 

Robert Williams Hattiesburg 

Tyra Williams Hattiesburg 

I i in Williamson Philadelphia 

Ruth Willis Magee 

288 People 

Hoi lye Willison Perkinston 

Cory Wilson Osyka 

Coy Wilson Hattiesburg 

Rashida Wilson Columbus 

Raegan Winland Ocean Springs 

Seniors 2X4 



Game day at the Rock. 

TVlalaai-anfiu In, 7;aoc Anier/\ 

Benjamin Winston Lumberton 

Brenda Winters Petal 

Dean Wood Hattiesburg 

Ricardo Woods Natchez 

Mitsuhiro Yamazaki Hattiesburg 


290 People 


Ton) Yarber lackson 

Vendora Yarborough Tylertown 

Josh Yarorough Newhebron 

Rebecca Young Walnut Gro\ e 

Roxanne Zoghby Mobile. AL 

Seniors 241 

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Jaime Alexander Long Beach 

John Beedle Hattiessburg 

Kevin Bird Summit 

Dons Bremm Neef, Germany 

Tonya Brewer Waynesboro 

Venetia Briggs Hattiesburg 

Joseph Brown Hattiesburg 

Betty Brunner Petal 

Gregory Brust Hattiesburg 

Rolanda Burkett Columbus 

Miranda Conner Hattiesburg 

Caryl Cunningham Mobile, AL 

Steven Davis Hattiesburg 

Kevin Edmonds Madison 

Brent Flint Sliver Creek 

Mark Fooladi Hattiesburg 

Judy Ford Ridgeland 

Angie Gates Perkinston 

David Germany Hattiesburg 

Farrah Graham Stringer 

David Gratta Hattiesburg 

Ronald Green Jackson 

Joy Hamilton Jackson 

Musa Keita Yekepa, Liberia 

Mieko Kikuchi Tokyo, Japan 

Alexander Klebanov Donetsk, Ukraine 

Shywanda Moore Hattiesburg 

Stephanie Moore lackson 

Marjorie Newsome Flattiesburg 

Keisha Owens Jackson 

Jason Rsberry Hattiesburg 

Blanche Sanders Alcorn State 

Ibrahima Sidibe Hattiesburg 

Adleasia Smith Hattiesburg 

Christie Smith Madison 

Judy Smith Laurel 

Rusty Spell Hattiesburg 

Lakisha Thomas Vossburg 

Josylyn Tinker Hattiesburg 

Susan Van Wick Hattiesburg 

292 People 



[genea Williams Jackson 

Myesha Williams Jackson 

Patricia Willson Hattiesburg 

Dean Wood Wood v die. AL 

Graduate Students 293 


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Supply Company, Inc. 

P. O. Box 17287 
Hattiesburg, MS 39402 

Commercial • Industrial • Residential 
"Wholesale Electrical Supplies" 

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601-264-3504 601-649-4322 601-693-4005 


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Hattiesburg, MS 39402 

(601) 264-1606 

Commercial Refrigeration * RcslHuranl Equipment 
Commercial Healing and Air Conditioning 

Mechanical A; Plumbing Services 


199 Sullivan Kilram Road 

Post Office Box 162 

Hattiesburg, MS 39403 

Phone: (601) 583-2575 


P.O. BOX 349 

HWY 15 SO. 



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is an established supplier of custom 
hydraulic cylinders, specialized fabricated 
metal products and machinery. 

• We place our customers and suppliers as 

the most important element to operations, 
followed immediately by our employees. 

We provide our customers with high quality 
products and services, competitively priced, 
delivered on time, providing profits for growth 
and rewards from employees. 

We realize that the above can only be accomplished 
by the help of Divine Guidance. 


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(601) 982-4477 








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Abbey, Leigh 226 
Abdul-Haqq, Sabir 226 
Abernathy, Jill 226 
Abney, Deena 226 
A cuff, Jason 146 
Adam, Jason 226 
Adams, Charlyn 268 
Adams, Elizabeth 268 
Adams, Jewel 268 
Adams, Tomaz 226 
Adams, Xorica 148, 268 
Adeox, Tommy 149 
Adkins, Rebeeea 226 
Ahua, Ember 226 
Ainsworth, Chad 136 
Ainsworth, Racheal 226 
Alejandro, Amanda 226 
Alexander, Jaime 2 C )2 
Alexander, Lakeshia 226 
Alexander, Ryan 268 
Alford, Amy 226 
Allen, Donna 268 
Allen, Joyce 268 
Allen, Nakeshur 226 
Allen, Schneika 226 
Allmeroth, Leslie 268 
Alio, Charles IV 146 
Amnions, Maria 1 52, 226 
Amos, Reagan 268 
Anderson, Antionette 226 
Anderson, Catherine 226 
Anderson, Crystal 268 
Anderson, Diana 226 
Anderson, Jeffery 144 
Anderson, Lakeshia 226 
Anderson, Laneita 152, 226 
Anderson, Marcus 226 
Anderson, Tiffany 226 
Anderson, Tihira 268 
Anderson, William 144 
Andoni, Blendar 226 
Andrews, Crystal 226 
Ann, kerri McCabe 104 
Ann, Lee Bell 227 
Aparicio, Nick 144 
Apkcn, Destrehan 226 
Applewhite, Schauta 226 
Applewhite, Tiffany 226 
Archer, Felicia 268 
Archer, Gina 268 
Archie, Chiquita 226 
Archie, Yolanda 226 
Aid, Olivia 226 
Armstrong, Bethany 268 
Arnett, David 226 
Arnold, Jill 268 

Arnold, Latasha 226 
Arriaga, Jaime 268 
Ashford, Angela 268 
Ashford, Roslynd 268 
Ashley, Latayna 268 
Askew, Anna 226 
Atkins, Heidi 110 
Attebery, Caron 226 
Atterbcrry, Angela 94, 96 
Atwood, Brandy 226 
Atwood, Thomas 268 
Audrey, Tara 226 
Aultman, Tara 226 
Autrey, Andrew 136 
Avalon, Brad I 36 
Aycock, Frances 226 
Ayers, Kelly 226 
Ayers, Samantha 226 


Backer, Connie 226 
Bacuzzi, Paul 146 
Baggett, Brad 146 
Bailey, Jason 146 
Bailey, 01 ley 226 
Baker, Kyna 226 
Baker, Melanie 136 
Balazik, Rebecca 226 
Baldwin, Chad 268 
Baldwin, Jasmine 226 
Balfour, Tensa 226 
Ball, David Jr. 226 
Ball, John 226 
Banh, Phunog 226 
Banks, Chris 226 
Banks, Lauren 226 
Barbee, Cassidy 226 
Barber, Shurronda 226 
Barden, Ken 1 24 
Bardwcll, Brooke 268 
Bardwell, Charles 227 
Barfield, Valerie 227 
Barnes, Angela 227 
Barnes, Jeanette 227 
Barnes, Kenitra 227 
Barnes, Marquis 227 
Barnes, Misti 227 
Barnes, Reginald 268 
Barnes, Sabrina 268 
Barnes, Tawaii 268 
Barnes, Victoria 227 
Barnett, Brandon 227 
Barnette, Stephen 1 24 
Barnhill, Kelly 268 
Barnwell, Keith 268 
Barrett, Amanda 227 
Barrett, Kelly 227 
Barrois, Kyle 227 
Barrow, Bret 227 
Barrow, Ian 268 
Barrow, Jeremy 227 
Barry, Heather 227 
Barton, Jennifer 268 

Barton, Richet 227 
Batiste, Ayanna 152, 268 
Batistet, Ayanna 227 
Batson, Jon 144 
Baxter, Trey 136 
Baylot, Erin 227 
Beasley, Eddie 227 
Beattie, Joey 146 
Beckes, Mathew 227 
Beckett, Kelly 268 
Becksworth, Lakeshia 227 
Becnel, Jill 268 
Beedle, John 292 
Bell, Cicely 227 
Bell, Kelli 227 
Bell, Tabasha 227 
Belloni, Bradley 227 
Belsom, Brent 124 
Benigno, Anthony 144 
Benn, Pamela 227 
Bennett, Monica 227 
Bennette, Judith 227 
Benson, Robert 227 
Berger, Beth 268 
Berger, Collin 83 
Berner, Emily 227 
Berry, Christina 227 
Berry, Eric 227 
Berry, Tywanda 227 
Bertrandl, Nicholas 268 
Bibbs, Nadia 227 
Bieser, Christine 227 
Bird, Kevin 292 
Bischof, Lynne 268 
Bise, Betty 268 
Bjursell, Johan 227 
Black, Josh 227 
Black, Sharon 227 
Blackburn, Richard 268 
Blackmail, Jarris 227 
Blades, Courtney 89 
Blake, Candaee 227 
Blalock, Aaron 268 
Blanchard, Dena 268 
Blanchard, Elizabeth 268 
Blanks, Kevin 129, 268 
Blissett, Laurel 227 
Blount, Will 146 
Bobbs, Rachel 227 
Bogan, Alejandro 227 
Bohnenstiehl, Nicole 227 
Bolton, David 227 
Bolton, Deidre 227 
Bond, Amber 268 
Bond, Derrick 227 
Bonds, Veronica 268 
Bonezzi, Stacey 227 
Bonner, Author 227 
Bonnett, Kristen 268 
Booker, Carlos 97, 99 
Boonchai, Pim 227 
Boone, Bethany 227 
Boone, Tancia 228 
Boothe, Donna 268 


Bosarge, Daryl 124 
Botts, Meredith 22X 
Bouchard, Wade 83 
Boudreau, Ray 128 
Boudreaux, Erin 228 
Boudreaux, Rebecca 268 
Boudreaux, Wesley 12<S 
Bounds, Jamie 22X 
Bounds, Jason 146 
Bourc-eois, Mare 22<S 
Bourgeois, Ross 144 
Bourque-Holland, Valerie 
Boutreis, Molly 106 
Boutwell, Justin 228 
Bovastro, Sherita 228 
Bove, Anna 268 
Bowens, Torsheta 228 
Bowie, Bridged 228 
Bowie, Lisa 268 
Boyd, Christa 228 
Boyette, Lee 228 
Bozeman, Veronica 268 
Bracey, Christy 
Brad lord, Dana 
Bradford, Ebony 
Bradford, Katina 
Bradley, Shalon 
Bradshaw, Jovan 
Brady, Franklin 
Brandner, Nicholas 
Brannon, Kara 228 
Brashier, Anna 268 






Bratcher, Anita 


Braxton, Charlotte 26<X 
Brea/eale, Ashley 228 
Breekenridge, Hadley 269 
Breitenkamp, Chip 144 
Breland, Damon 260 
Breland, Ma/ella 269 
Bremm, Doris 2 C )2 
Brent, Kieanna 228 
Brewer, Tonya 
Brice, Brandon 
Brieeno, Jason 
Bridges, Scott 
Bri»»s, Venetia 



Brinkley, Tobias 97 
Broadhead, Samuel 229 
Brpadus, Christy 229 
Broodhead, Sammy 149 
Brooks, David 229 
Brooks, Joyeelyn 229 
JBroom, Chris 144 
Broome, Heather 229 
iBroussard, Kimberly 269 
I Brown, Amy 269 
(Brown, Anita 229 
[Brown, Anthony 136 
j Brown, Charmane 229 
Brown, Elliot 229 
Brown, Emily 229 
Brown, James 269 
Brown, Jim 

Brown, Julie 229 
Brown, Katoya 1 36 
Brown, Kellie 229 
Brown, Kendra 229 
Biown. Kendrick 129, 229 
Brown, Lakendra 229 
Brown, Latousla 229 
Brown, Leigh 136 
Brown, Lori 229 
Brown, Patawisha 229 
Brown, Qutishia 229 
Brown, Shaunta 229 
Brown, Shonna 269 
Brown, Stacy I 52 
Brown, Trevor 1 4(> 
Bin, Rachel 229 
Brum field, Chrisie 229 
Brumfield, Christie 152 
Brumfield, LaShanda 269 
Brum Held, Nikeya 229 
Brunner, Betty 292 
Brust, Gregory 292 
Bryan, Benjamin 229 
Bryant, Alison 229 
Bryant, Jessie 229 
Bucciantini, Katherine 


I- rm 




Brown, Joseph 292 

Buckaulter, Kimberly 
Buckhalter, Andrew 260 
Buckley, Brenton 269 
Buckley, Chris 229 
Buckley, Heather 269 
Buekner, Santrea 229 
Bueto, Melissa 229 
Bufkin, Brad 229 
Bulla, Paulo 229 
Bullard, Tasha 229 
Buller, Kenneth 229 
Buller, Shon 229 
Bullock, Demetria 269 
Bullock, Jesse 129, 260 
Bullock, Thomas 229 
Bultman, Summer 229 
Bunyard, Chip 144 
Burcaw, Sarah 269 
Burch, I lisa 269 
Burden, John 1 36 
Burg, Collins 136 
Burgess, Kim 229 
Burk, Casey 229 
Burke, Brian 136 
Burke, Jonathan 124 
Burke, Sam 146 
Burkes, Chris 229 
Burkes. Christy 269 
Burkett, Jennifer 269 
Burkett, Jerry 229 
Burkett. Rolanda 292 
B umes, Felicia 269 
Burnett. Kevin 229 
Burns, Felieia I 52 
Burns, Joanne 269 
Burow, David 269 
Burns. Ricky 146 

Burris, Robert 144 
Burt, Amy 229 
Burt, Duane 269 
Busby, Alison 229 
Bush. Jennifer 229 
Bush. Kenisha 229 
Bush. Paul 229 
Butkowski, Robert 144 
Butler, Deshella 269 
Butler. Kimberly 269 
Butler. Kirby 229 
Butler. Sharonda 229 
Butler. Stacy 229 
Buzzell, Stephen 229 
Byrd, Chris 128 
Byrd, Detriss 152, 269 

am. J.B. 229 
aleote. Colb\ 269 
aldwell, Josh 229 
allacl, Chris 230 
allender, Tracy 230 
aludrovieh, Mary 23 1 
ameron, Debbie 269 
ameron, Francis 269 
ameron, Kristen 230 
ampbell, Seab 144 
ampbell, Tammy 260 
anepa, Marella 109 
apdepon, Clinton 1 24 
aradonna, Joe 230 
arby, Paul 230 
trdwell, Elizabeth 230 
arlisle, Elizabeth 230 
arl isle, Larry 230 
arney, David 230 
irr. Denika 269 
arroll, Charles 230 
irson, Latrice 230 
artee, Chris 144 
irter, Amelia 230 
arter, Ashley 230 
alter, Caty 152 
arter, Chris 146 
arter. Coty 269 
arter, Deidre 230 
arter, Deleeia 152, 
arter, Lin 146 
arter, Maurice 269 
arter. Nicholas 230 
arteret. Nicolas 23( 
arterl, Melanie 269 
irver, Dan 230 
ase, Bradlev 124 


ase, Jessica 


aset. Nieki 269 

isey, Felieia 


assell, I [hot 230 
aston, .Amber 230 
itchings, Regina 269 
ausey, Shatanya 269 
lusey, Sherrikee 269 

Index 30 

Cauthen, Mel 97 
Caviness, Nacosha 230 
Ceaser, Akim 230 
Cendejas, Olga 230 
Cessna, Alieia 269 
Chadic, Jonathan 136 
Chambers, Caneidra 230 
Chance, Katie 230 
Chandler, [Catherine 230 
Chandler, Tamika 260 
Chapman, Jessyea 230 
Chappell, Jonathan 1 24 
Chappuis, Shelly 230 
Chauvin, Michelle 260 
Chauvin, William 230 
Cheatham, Erin 260 
Cheek, Staeey 260 
Cheramie, Kenny 230 
Chessher, Mieheal 230 
Chiasson, Selena 230 
Childfress, Katie 230 
Childress, Justin 144 
Chislom, Sametra 152 
Chism, Jim 144 
Chisolm, Sametra 260 
Christam, Blair 230 
Clanton, Donald 260 
Clark, Alisha 260 
Clark, Andrew 260 
Clark, Jennifer 260 
Clark, Laura 230 
Clark, Lindsay 230 
Clark, Michelle 230 
Clark, Nieole 260 
Clark, Samantha 230 
Clark, Steve 83 
Clark, Tamara 230 
Clarke, Charlene 260 
Clay, Billy 84 
Clayburn, Birtina 230 
Clayton, Valeria 230 
Cleghorn, Raehael 230 
Clesi, Carlo 270 
Clines, Renet 270 
Clogston, Brent 144 
Cocrell, Casey 230 
Coker, Jason 144 
Cole, Bathsheba 230 
Cole, Jennifer 230 
Cole, Jerome 230 
Cole, Krisha 230 
Cole, Lakesha 230 
Cole, Nichelle 231 
Cole, Ryan 144 
Coleman, Deborah 231 
Coleman, Errica 23 1 
Collier, Natasha 231 
Collins, Crystal 231 
Collins, Demetris 270 
Collins, LaTanya 231 
Collins, Valencia 231 
Collum, Josh 1 36 
Colquhoun, Terry 270 
Comardelle, Lori 231 

Combs, Ashley 231 
Commarato, Kelli 231 
Comstock, Kelly 23 1 
Condi IT, Isaae 270 
Conner, Miranda 202 
Conrad, Crystal 231 
Cook, Amy 231 
Cook, Christy 270 
Cook, Jeff 93 
Cook, Keith 231 
Cooley, Jason 23 1 
Cooley, Jennifer 23 1 
Cooper, Derrick 231 
Cooper, Gregg 1 44 
Cooper, Gregory 23 1 
Cooper, Jeremy 146 
Corker, Edward 270 
Corley, Brent 146 
Cothern, Allison 231 
Cothern, Ken 270 
Cotton, Comesha 23 1 
Cotton, Shekina 231 
Cowley, Fredrika 270 
Crabtree, Donald 270 
Craig, Melissa 231 
Crane, April 231 
Crane, Jason 270 
Crawford, Jenny 231 
Crayton, April 231 
Crear, Alana 231 
Creed, Shanna 270 
Crosby, Chilquita 23 1 
Crosby, Jennifer 231 
Cross, Amy 23 1 
Crossley, Davida 231 
Crout, Jacob 146 
Crout, Laughton 146 
Cruthirds, Stephanie 23 
Cryer, Carmen 231 
Crystal, Zane 103 
Cuevas, Kevin 146 
Cueves, Amy 231 
Cullum, Brian 124 
Culpepper, Melissa 231 
Cunningham, Cary 202 
Cunningham, Monique _" 
Curcio, Shannon 231 
Cvitanovic, Marcus 231 
Cyrus, Saeda 23 1 


Dahlbeck, Jayme 231 
Daigle, David 231 
Dai ley, Omari 231 
Dana, Holly 270 
Danflous, Billy 124 
Daniels, Deven 231 
Daniels, Meme 231 
Daniels, Nancy 231 
Dantzier, Bill 231 
Danzig, Glen 231 
Daughdrill, Derrek 270 
Daughtry, Steven 231 

Dauro, Michelle 231 
Davenport, Shawn 231 
Davidson, Andrew 144 
Davidson, Wanda 231 
Davis, Carlos 231 
Davis, Casshaunda 231 
Davis, Chad 146 
Davis, Chayeda 231 
Davis, Chloe 232 
Davis, Christopher 232 
Davis, Danyella 232 
Davis, Deitra 270 
Davis, Frank 232 
Davis, Jennifer 232 
Davis, Julia 270 
Davis, Keri 232 
Davis, Kimberly 232 
Davis, LaJuanda 152, 232 
Davis, Latasha 232 
Davis, Leslee 232 
Davis, Robin 270 
Davis, Ron 270 
Davis, Steven 292 
Davis, William 232 
Dawkins, Angelic 270 
Dawson, Veronica 232 
Dayl, Kedrienne 270 
Dayles, Tamara 232 
Deakie, Nicholas 270 
Dean, Michelle 232 
Dean, Shakeshia 232 
DeBlasio, Steven 270 
Dedeaux, LeSonia 232 
Dedeaux, Shaneequa 232 
Dees, Cliff 136 
DeLaine, Arvell 232 
Delaney, Kristin 270 
Deleambre, Raeheal 232 
Delk, Jessica 232 
Dellenger, Olivia 270 
Delmas, Jennifer 270 
Dempsy, Mieheal 232 
Denard, Zkela 232 
Denman, Ann-Marie 270 
Denman, Darrian 232 
Dennis, Whitney 232 
Denson, Molly 270 
Denson, Tara 270 
Dent, Claire 108 
Denton, Shawn 270 
Deornellas, Kelly 233 
DePaula, Robert 124 
DeQuincy Scott 93 
Derbes, Ryan 124 
Derman, Darrion 152 
Devine, Danielle 233 
Dews, Lucy 233 
Diamond, Felisha 233 
Dick, Ashley 233 
Dickerson, Trista 233 
Dicus, Robert 233 
Dillon, Desiree 152 
Divineent, Greg 233 
DiVincent, Gregory 124 

MU IikIcn 

lomencio, Thomas 136 
(ominquez, Frances 270 
(onnelly, Scan 233 
>orman, Derek 14 l ). 270 
>orris, Michael 144 
)orris, Michcal 233 
(orsett, Lauren 233 
)orsey, Valeric 233 
lotson, Kimberly 270 
lottery, Sharonda 1 52 
(otzauer, Uwe 270 
>ouchard, Brett 270 
Irake, Kimberly 233 
Iriskell, Kimberly 233 
>ubose, A/land 233 
>ubuisson, Lorraine 233 
)ucksworth, Anya 233 
)uckworth, Malt 146 
Hikes. Theodore 270 
Hincan, Jackie 233 
luncan, Michael 136 
lunigan, Azeeka 152, 270 
)urr. Felicia 270 
)u\all. Court 270 
)wons, Dometria 272 
)yer, Whitney 233 
tyson, Tracie 233 

ades, Latasha 234 

mil lev 


ashmond, Kimberly 272 
^sterling, Joseph 272 
lasted ing, Teri 272 
laton, Teresa 234 
laves, Nancy 272 
bert, Robin 234 
Edmonds, Kevin 292 
dwards, Dave 146 
Awards, Latoya 272 
dwards, Rickey 12S 
dwards, Sharetha 234 
dwards, Ureasta 234 
His. Anya 234 
His, Byron 124 
His, Claudia 234 
Mis, Jody 234 
His, Rebecca 234 
ngland, Angic 272 
nns, Kevin 234 
ron, Chad 146 
rwin, John 134 
stes, Bernard 234 
strade, Christopher 134 
ubanks, Celeste 272 
lubanks, Robert 12S, 272 
ubanks, Sheena 234 
vans, James 234 
vans, Jillian 234 
vans, Joey 144 
vans, Lashunda 234 
vans, Tory 272 
vens, Derek 234 

Everett, Martinius 272 
Ezell, Knsty 234 

Faciane, Shawn 1 24 

Fairchild, Grant 272 

Fairley, Quentin 234 

Farmer, Mark 124 

Farve, Rachel 234 

Featherston, Anna 234 

FedrikaCowley 152 

Fee, Elizabeth 234 

1 elder, Ricardo 234 

Ferguson, Christopher 14 c ), 234 

Ferrell, Ashley 272 

Ferrell, Emily 234 

Fewell, Erin 234 

Fields, Kevin 234 

Fields, Ro/arro 272 

Finnegan, Chris 93 

Firman, Julie 234 

Fishburn, Chris 93 

Fisher, Monica 234 

Flagg, Jack 234 

Flagg, Kim 234 

Flanagan, Brent 134, 272 

Fleming, Bo 272 

Flesher, Annelise 272 

Flint, Brent 292 

Flowers, Tymingie 234 

Floyd, Ben 144 

Floyd, Brad 144 

Floyd, Kimberly 234 

Floyd, Linda 272 

Follis, Amec 234 

Folse, Tiffany 272 

Fontan, Glenn 144 

Fontenette, Scott 146 

Fooladi, Mark 292 

Forbes, Jennifer 234 

Ford, Judy 292 

Ford, Katrina 234 

Ford, Kenneth 234 

Forrest, Lakeshia 234 

Forshag, Ellen 234 

Fortenberry, Jeramie 136 

Fortenberry, Joshua 234 

Fortenberry, Tenesha 234 

Foshee, Winston 144 

Foster, I leather 234 

Foster, Jamie 234 

Foster, Josh 136 

Fouse, Shannon 234 

Fowler, Dannye 12 l ), 273 

Fowler, Jen 234 

Fox, Paul 149, 273 

Fox, Pnscilla 234 

Fox, Trey 234 

Frady, Josh 146 

Fraiser, Brandy 234 

Fraiser, Jade 234 

Francis, Elizabeth 234 

Frank, Erik 144 

Frederic, Ryan 146 
Free, Heather 234 
Freeman, Kimberly 234 
Frelix, Sophia 273 
I rent/. Keith 136 
Friday, Timothy 234 
Frith, Christi 273 
Frith, Michelle 273 
Frye, Amy 234 
Fryer, Christopher 234 
Fujii, Yoshitaka 273 
Fulkerson, Erin 235 
Fuller, Joshua 128, 235 
Fuller, Nicole 152 


Gal lager, Candace 235 
Gallaspy, Luke 144, 235 
Gallender, Shelly 235 
Galler, Ryan 235 
Galloway, Wilecia 235 
Ganas, Cassidy 273 
Gandi, Lisa 235 
Gandlfi, Matthew 235 
Garcia, Mario 273 
Gardner, Adam 235 
Gardner, Yuvonne 235 
Garner, Allison 235 
Garner, Holli 235 
Gamer, Hope 273 
Garret, Daniel 235 
Gass, Michal 235 
Gates, Angle 292 
Gatlin, Steven 235 
Gay, Mantoria 235 
Geiger, Philip 235 
Gentil, Allison 235 
Gentry, Robin 235 
George, Khalilah 273 
George, Lesley 1 36 
George, Matthew 149, 273 
George, Regina 235 
Germany, David 292 
Gervais, Carly 273 
Gibbs, Gina 273 
Gibson, Delena 235 
Giffin, Jon 124 
Gilbert, Latonya 235 
Gilliam, Catherine 235 
Gillis, Michele 235 
Gillispie, Rosie 235 
Gillum, LaShonda 235 
Gilmore, Pamela 235 
Gilstrap, Victor 273 
Gioe, Knstie 235 
Giron, Jason 1 44 
Glascoe, Steen 273 
Glenn, Geoffrey 124 
Glenn, Zera 235 
Glover, Bryan 1 36 
Gober, Donnie 1 44 
Godbold, Gabe 124 
Godfrey, Scott 273 

Index 305 

Goff, Matthew 128, 273 
Goins, Rennie 235 
Golden, Ge-anna 235 
Gonzalez, Alex 94 
Goodrum, Donna 273 
Goodwin, Theresa 235 
Goolsby, Jason 134 
Gordon, Jessica 235 
Gordon, Justin 235 
Gore, Brittany 273 
Gowain, Mike 1 1 1 
Gowin, Michael 144 
Grace, Nathan 81, 235 
Graham, Casey 273 
Graham, Farrah 292 
Graham, Jeffrey 146 
Graham, Rashan 235 
Grant, Deana 235 
Grant, Justin 146 
Grant, Kimberly 273 
Grant, Lakechia 235 
Grant, Mary 273 
Grantham, Mashaurna 235 
Granzoti, Renato 235 
Gratta, David 292 
Gray, Amanda 273 
Gray, Angela 235 
Gray, Erin 235 
Gray, Russell 235 
Green, Demario 235 
Green, Don 82 
Green, James 235 
Green, Josephine 273 
Green, Lakiesha 235 
Green, Rachel 235 
Green, Ronald 292 
Green, Tekia 235 
Greenfield, Chasattce 235 
Greenwald, Brent 144 
Gregory, Justin 136 
Gregory, Kristin 80 
Gregory, Tessie 235 
Grey, Katie 235 
Griffin, Eric 236 
Griffin, Jane 273 
Griffin, Patrick 236 
Griffin, Shandra 236 
Griffin, Sotdena 236 
Griffin, Steven 236 
Groue, Bryan 236 
Grove, Bryan 144 
Guaqueta, Daniel 273 
Guerin, Marquette 236 
Guice, LeTina 236 
Guidroz, David 83, 273 
Guidroztry, David 83 
Guiron, Jason I 1 
Gulley, Josh 236 
Gully, William 273 
Guyton, Casey 273 


Haddox, Brett 146 

Haines, Margaret 236 
Hale, Lori 236 
Haley, Jaime 236 
Hall, Demetria 237 
Hall, Frank 237 
Hall, Henry 237 
Hall, Jennifer 237 
Hall, Ryan 146 
Hall, Stacey 105 
Hall, Tonya 237 
Hallberg, Melanie 237 
Halle, Monica 237 
Halthon, Ny-Kiesha 237 
Hamilton, Jill 237 
Hamilton, Joy 292 
Hamm, Blake 144, 237 
Hammel, Jonathan 124 
Hammers, Christina 237 
Hammond, Alisha 152, 237 
Hancock, Stirlin 273 
Handy, Colecia 273 
Handy, Leroy 86 
Hanks, Jennifer 238 
Hanna, Melissa 273 
Hanson, Coley 144 
Hanson, Tabitha 238 
Haralson, Daeia 273 
Haralson, Lcola 238 
Hardaway, Nathana 238 
Hardy, Jeremy 238 
Hargis, Meredith 238 
Harkreader, Tracy 238 
Harley, Katrina 238 
Harper, Anthony 238 
Harper, Chad 238 
Harper, Leah 273 
Harrell, Lashanda 273 
Harrington, Daniel 128, 238 
Harris, Catherine 238 
Harris, LaSandra 239 
Harris, Stacee 152, 273 
Harrison, Justin 146 
Harrison, Michele 239 
Harrison, Stephen 149 
Harrison, Tomora 273 
Hart, Jovonna 239 
Hart, Latoya 152, 273 
Hartley, Jared 144 
Harvey, Latasha 239 
Harvey, Teresa 274 
Haskin, Stacey 274 
Hassin, India 274 
Hatten, Vincent 239 
Haughton, J.T. 124 
Havard, Kevin 128 
Hawkins, Ben 239 
Hawkins, Verdell 239, 271 
Hayes, Karen 274 
Hayes, Nina 152, 239 
Haynes, Courtney 239 
Hazlip, Russ 239 
Head, William 136 
Heard, Jaymie 239 
Heard, Kevin 129, 274 

Heard, Nicole 274 
Heckenkemper, Erica 240 
Hecker, Scott 124 
Hecker, Stephen 124 
Heideman, Jennifer 240 
Henderson, Aimee 240 
Henderson, Brian 274 
Henderson, James 134 
Hendricks, Radical 240 
Henley, Carrie 240 
Henry, Courtney 240 
Herbert, John 136 
Herring, George 274 
Hess, William 240 
Hession, Judy 240 
Hester, Jennifer 240 
Hester, Stewart 240 
Hickey, Clayton 274 
Hickman, Stephen 274 
Hicks, Holly 240 
Hicks, Jim 240 
Hicks, Laura 240 
Hicks, La Wanda 240 
Hicks, Peter 240 
Higdon, Jennifer 240 
Hill, Diana 240 
Hill, Heath 144 
Hill, Lori 240 
Hill, Vashaundra 240 
Hillman, Lauren 240 
Hilton, Hollie 240 
Hilton, Rena 274 
Hines, Teresa 152, 240 
Hinkle, Katie 240 
Hinshaw, Corey 240 
Hinton, Heather 240 
Hinton, Jeff 240 
Hobson, Jay 144 
Hobson, Joe 144 
Hocutt, William 274 
Hoda, Jonathan 134 
Hodge, Valerie 274 
Hodges, Erin 274 
Hodges, Latosha 274 
Hodges, Tiffany 240 
Hoffpauir, Josh 92 
Holder, Heather 240 
Hollis, Andrew 124 
Hollomon, Nicole 240 
Holloway, Leslie 240 
Holman, Donny 108 
Holmes, Dawn 240 
Holmes, Jessieca 240 
Holmes, Kristin 274 
Holmes, Traci 274 
Holmes, Tracy 240 
Holston, Katie 240 
Holton, Brian 134 
Homedes, Daniel 107, 240 
Honea, Letha 274 
Hood, Layton 240 
Hooker, Dee Dee 274 
Hopkins, Carmen 240 
Hopkins, Kawauna 240 

306 Index 

Hopskins, Demitrius 246 
Hornsby, Alexandra 240 
Horton, Ethel 240 

Horton, Micru 


Hoskins, Demetriee 240 
Hoskins, Kameeia 240 
Houze, Reginald 274 
Howard, Kevin 240 
Howard, LePetra 240 
Howe, Jonathan 240 
Howell, Stacy 274 
Hoze, Jacqueline 240 
Hubbard, Blair 240 
Hubbard, Temeika 240 
Hubbert, Burgundy 240 
Hudson, Chad 146 
Hudwell, James 274 
Hughes, Arnika 94, 240 
Hughes, Carla 240 
Hughes, Kimberly 240 
Huglcy, John 274 
Humphreys, Chan 146 
Hungerford, Heather 240 
Hunsberger, Blyther 240 
Hunt, Brian 1 1 1 
Hunt, Richard 242 
Hurst, Faith 242 
Hurst, Lisa 274 
Husain, Yasmeen 242 
Husband, Jona 242 
Hutson, Brandie 242 


Imoff, Lacey 1 1 1 
Inabnet, Parker 124, 242 
Ince, Andrew 242 
Ingram, Justin 144 
Ingram, Makalah 242 
Inman, Wes 144 
Inman, Wesley 242 
Irby, Sarah 242 
Irons, Lisa 274 
Isler, Sonja 242 
Israel, Ryan 144 
Ivy, Aaron 242 
Ivy, Lateisha 242 
Ivy, Stephanie 274 

Jackson, Brian 144 
Jackson, Deatrice 152, 242 
Jackson, Dorothy 242 
Jackson, Jamika 152 
Jackson, Jarrod 146 
Jackson, Kera 274 
Jackson, Kewan 242 
Jackson, LaShandra 242 
Jackson, Melvin 129, 274 
Jackson, Orad 242 
Jackson, Phillip 242 
Jackson, Rashad 242 
Jackson, Rochelle 274 
Jackson, Rosalind 274 

Jackson, Shunya 
Jackson, Stephen 
Jackson, Tamika 
Jackson, Yalonda 
Jackson, Yolanda 
Jacobs, Kimberly 
Jacobs, Myron 1 







Jacobsen, Niki 242 

James, Brooke 242 

James, Greg 242 

James, Jillian 242 

James, Leslie 274 

James, Oscar 242 

Jamison, Alfred 242 

Jamison, Eric 134 

Jamison, Randy 1 34 

Jamison, Tamekka 242 

Jankowski, Tky 242 

Jarvis, Renee 242 

Jeffares, Bo 146 

Jefferson, Amelia 242 

Jeffery, Cliff 242 

Jeffress, Mack 144 

Jenkins, Artrina 152, 242, 274 

Jenkins, Melisa 

Jenkins, Pamela 

Jenkins, Shannon 

Jenkins, Tamara 

Jenkins, Terissa 

Jernigan, Jeremy 

Joachim, Danielle 

Jobes, Stephanie 242 

Joffrion, Julie 242 

Johnson, Angela c )0 

Johnson, April 242 

Johnson, Carrie 242 

Johnson, Chris 274 

Johnson, Crystal 242 

Johnson, Darcia 242 

Johnson, Deanna 274 

Johnson, Joe 1 36 

Johnson, Keisha 242 

Johnson, Kentricc 242 

Johnson, Kina 152, 242 

Johnson, LaShundra 242 

Johnson, LaTara 242 

Johnson, Latrecia 242 

Johnson, Leslie 242 

Johnson, Melissa 242 

Johnson, Michelle 243 

Johnson, Patick 144 

Johnson, Rhett 136 

Johnson, Teresa 243 

Johnson, William 1 24 

Johnson, Yale 243 

Johnson, Yomeka 243 

Joiner, Valerie 243 

Jones, Angela 243 

Jones, Candace 243 

Jones, Christa 243 

Jones, Christi 


Jones, Eleashia 24: 
Jones, Erin 243 
Jones, Erinn 274 

Jones, Jamal 243 
Jones, Jason 1 36. 144 
Jones, Katy 243 
Jones, Kaytee 274 
Jones, Kesha 1 52 
Jones, Petrina 275 
Jones, Shawn 243 
Jones, Steven 1 28 
Jones, Vandarel 275 
Jordan, April 275 
Jordan, Patricia 275 


Kamien, Cybil 275 
Kaplan, Yaron 243 
Karl, Nicholas 124 
Karrick, Nancy 243 
Keanam, Todd 124 
Keaton, Adam 243 
Keaton, Mignon 243 
Keels, Jamie 136 
Keeton, Carnetta 243 
Keita, Musa 292 
Keith, Dale 124 
Kell, Tim 136 
Keller, Jamie 243 
Keller, Jonah 124 
Keller, Joshua 124 
Keller, Maggie 275 
Kelly, Billy 134 
Kelly, Jeff 84, 145 
Kelly, Karen 243 
Kelly, Katheryn 243 
Kennedy, Brian 243 
Kennedy, Dani 243 
Kennedy, Rachel 243 
Key, Michael 146 
Keys, Haratio 243 
Keys, Kareesa 243 
Keys, Marsha 243 
Keys, Nicole 243 
Kidd, Sheladia 243 
Kikuchi, Mieko 292 
Kilpatrick, Melissa 243 
King, Amanda 243 
King, Bufkin Alyse 246 
King, Charles 243 
King, Dee 275 
King, Dustin 243 
King, Josh 275 
King, Kirk 145 
Kingery, Rhonda 275 
Kinler, Ryan 124 
Kitchens, Rebecca 275 
Kitzman, Connie 243 
Klebanov, Alexander 2 t )2 
Kliebert, Craig 124 
Klotzbach, Louis, Jr. 134 
Knight, Daphne 243 
Knight, LaToya 243 
Knight, Laura 275 
Kodger, Gina 275 
Konz, Antoinette 243 

Index 307 

Krafnick, Liz 275 
Krell, Andrea 243 
Krell, Gabe 275 
Kreller, Tim 145 
Kringle, Kimberly 243 
Kropp, Jeff 124 
Kuluz, Kelly 243 
Kundisova, Patricia 106 
Kuzume, Setsuko 243 
Kyles, Jamie 275 
Kyzor, Bryan 276 

Lackey, Beau 124 
Ladner, Rodney, Jr. 134 
Ladner, Stephen 145 
Ladner, Steven 276 
Lafhamer, Bradley 124 
LaFrance, Amanda 243 
Lama, Tony 124 
Lamas, Brandye 243 
Lambert, Robert 146 
Landers, Zeb 86 
Landry, Jason 145 
Landry, Lisa 243 
Landry, Rachel 243 
Lane, Jillian 243 
Lane, Robert 276 
Lanehart, Scott 146, 276 
Lang, Julie 276 
Lang, Mathew 243 
Langston, Chris 243 
Lapointe, Steffany 243 
Larkin, Nesha 243 
Larry, Ernice 243 
Laster, Aleshia 243 
Lathamm, LaCheryl 243 
Latiker, Betina 243 
Latimer, Melissa 244 
Laube, Angie 244 
Lawrence, T.J. 244 
Lawson, April 152, 244 
Lawson, Terry 244 
Lawson, Wendy 276 
Le, Kim 244 
Le, Linda 244 
LeBlanc, Stacey 244 
Ledbetter, Lateef 276 
Leddy, Jarod 128, 276 
Ledic-Purie, Bozena 244 
Lee, Kenneth 276 
Lee, Kenny 149 
Lee, Kenya 244 
Lee, Kimberly 244 
Lee, Lakeitra 276 
Lee, Robin 244 
Lee, Susan 244 
Lee, Vija 152, 244 
Lee, Zinnette 244 
Leggins, Kimetra 244 
Lenard, Charla 244 
Lewellyn, Brad 136 
Lewis, Aisha 276 

Lewis, Aisha 1 52 
Lewis, Akilah 245 
Lewis, Casey 245 
Lewis, Chavella 245 
Lewis, Diaha 276 
Lewis, Donavon 245 
Lewis, Gavrielle 245 
Lewis, Justin 136 
Lewis, Kyle 245 
Lewis, Leigh 245 
Lewis, Rebecca 245 
Lewis, Richard 124 
Lewis, Shayla 245 
Liddell, Camillus 245 
Lightsey, Hope 276 
Lima, Celso 245 
Lindberg, Marie 245 
Lingold, Amanda 276 
Linton, Jami 245 
Lipsey, Emily 276 
Lizana, Lauren 152, 276 
Lock, Melissa 276 
Loflin, Jessica 245 
Lofton, Charles 136 
Logan, Carrie 276 
Logan, Sarah 245 
Loggett, LaToya 245 
Loggins, Laurie 276 
Long, Britton 276 
Long, Jeremy 245 
Longino, Nijia 247 
Losset, Jay 146 
Lossett, Kristy 247 
Lott, Josh 247 
Lott, Linda 276 
Lott, Stetani 247 
Lott, Tracey 152, 276 
Love, Christy 247 
Love, Kimberly 247 
Love, Rashida 247 
Love, Shannon 247 
Love, Yolanda 247 
Lowe, Benjamin 145 
Lowe, Chad 145 
Lowery, Josh 146 
Lucas, Lindsey 247 
Lucquire, Dana 247 
Luong, Kim 247 
Luster, Tameka 247 
Lynn, Melanic 276 
Lytle, Corey 128, 247 
Lytic, Dede 247 


Mabry, Laura 276 
Maddox, Todd 1 46 
Madison, Chasidy 148 
Madison, Keshia 247 
Madison, Tarrial 276 
Magee, Alicia 152, 247 
Magee, Roy 86 
Magenheimer, Ed 134, 247 
Magill, Kari 247 

Mahaggey, Jennifer 247 
Maher, Andrew 247 
Maher, Emily 247 
Mahoney, Lauren 247 
Maiorana, Marci 247 
Ma jure, Erin 247 
Malone, Brandy 276 
Malone, Jamie 276 
Malpass, Kevyn 247 
Mangum, Jennifer 276 
Mann, Daniel 247 
Marasco, Tara 247 
Maratea, Chris 1 24 
Marion, Cecil 247 
Mark, John Edwards 1 46 
Mars, Jennifer 247 
Marsal, Sam 80 
Marsh, Timothy 247 
Martin, Chris 134 
Martin, Issie 276 
Martin, Katrina 276 
Martin, Michael 247 
Martin, Rachel 247 
Martinez, Mariano 247 
Mason, Robin 247 
Mathcny, Jack 247 
Matlock, Tammy 276 
Matthews, Christer 247 
Matthews, Cynthia 247 
Matthews, Mario 247 
Matthews, Reginald 247 
Matthews, Shaughney 247 
Maxie, Shunte 276 
May, Jennifer 247 
May, Theresa 276 
Mayberry, Zachary 247 
Mayfield, Chris 147 
McAdory, Johnathan 276 
McAfee, Larissa 276 
McArthur, Katherine 276 
Mc Arthur, Leigh 276 
McArthur, Shelly 247 
McCain, Sam 276 
McCallister, Mario 247 
MeCartcr, Jemina 152, 247 
McCarthy, Shane 136 
McCarty, Michael 247 
McClarron, Tiandra 247 
McClung, Latoya 247 
McClure, Allison 247 
McCoy, Raven 247 
McCrory, Patrick 145 
McCrossen, Chad 136 
McCullough, Shelley 247 
McDaniel, Jonthan 145 
McDonald, Angel 277 
McDonald, Brad 277 
McDonald, Chris 145 
McDonald, Jessica 277 
McDonald, Malinda 277 
McDonald, Teresa 277 
McDonald, Wess 277 
McDonner, James 134 
McDyess, Tina 277 

308 Index 

Mcgee, Shane 1 24 
McGeehan, Cassie 277 
McGlothin, Vernon 277 
McGuffee, Cara 277 
Mclvor, Michael 124 
McKenzie, Kimberly 152, 
McKinney, Billie 277 
McKinney, Crystal 277 
McKinzie, Barry 277 
McLain, Amanda 277 
McMillan, Alison 277 
McMillian. Shandria 277 
McMillian, Shondra 152 
McMillon, Jeremy 1 36 
McPhail, Clint 136 
McPhcrson, Brian 147 
McRae, Allegra 277 
McRac, Shena-Rae 277 
McRae, Tim 277 
McReynolds, Leila 104 
McShan, Kevin 125 
Melancon, David 134 
Melkowits, Jesse 145 
Mendes, Scott 134 
Mercer, Ashley 277 
Mercier, Becky 277 
Methvin, Clare 249 
Methvin, Colleen 249 
Meyers, Kevin 129 
Meyers, Paul 136 
Micciotto, Charles 145 
Michelli, Georgia 249 
Middleberg, Aaron 145 
Middleton, Sarah 249 
Miles, LaRenda 249 
Miller, Bethany 249 
Miller, Jill 249 
Miller, Keasha 277 

Miller, Kyk 

28, 249 

Miller, Leslie 249 
Miller, Rebecca 249 
Miller, Wayne 128 
Miller, Zaneta 249 
Millet, Jared 249 


Mills, Matthew 250 
Minami, Sayuri 250 
Mire, Holly 250 
Miscally, Aaron 250 
Mitcham. Ben 250 
Mitchell, Aubrey 147 


Ben 145 


Charity 2 




Mark 25 ( 


Mitchell, Marlon 277 
Mitchell, Steffanie 277 
Miwi, Akiko 277 
Mixon, Angela 250 
Mixon, Justin 277 
Mixon, Lanny 128, 277 
Mixon, Troy 125 
Moak, Jacqueline 277 
Monroe, Keshaia 250 


Kedrick 125, 137, 145 

Montague, Nancy 277 
Monti, Debbie 277 
Moody, Charolette 277 
Moody, Dixie 250 
Moore, Dane 250 
Moore, Jennifer 250 
Moore, Kimberly 250 
Moore, LaTonya 277 
Moore, Lezlie 250 
Moore, Najla 250 
Moore, Robbie 147 
Moore, Shywanda 202 
Moore, Stephanie 292 
Moore, Tavane 277 
Moore, William 250 
Moorehead, Amanda 250 
Moorehead, Tamika 277 
Morales, Vicky 250 
Morgan, Amanda 250 
Morgan, Heidi 277 
Morgan, Lora 277 
Morgan, Mary 250 
Morgan, Mecody 250 
Morgan, Nicole 152, 277 
Morrow, Shelly 250 
Mosby, Aimmee 250 
Moseley, Melanie 250 
Mosley, Ben 92 
Mosley, Steve 250 
Mouriz, Jeanne 250 
Muirhead, Nicholas 277 
Mulhern, Charity 250 
Mullinax, Kristofor 250 
Mullis, Suzanne 250 
Mumford, Gerald 137, 277 
Mundcn, Beth 278 
Murphy, Darby 125 
Murphy, Kimberly 278 
Murphy, Lori 250 
Murray, Alicia 250 
Muse, Seth 250 
Myers, Ann 278 
Myers, Jennifer 278 
Myers, Joshua 278 
Myers, Kevin 278 
Myers, LaTosha 250 
Myers, Mcndy 250 
Myers, Ricky 250 
Myers, Shronda 250 
Myers, Sonya 250 
Myles, Rahsaan 152 
Myles, Rashaan 278 


Nabors, Mandy 250 
Nathan, John 145 
Nathaniel, Jwon 250 
Nause, Angela 1 1 1 
Neal, Lanita 250 
Neal, Ryan 125 
Necaise, Haley 250 
Neighbors, Adam 250 
Nelson, Jared 145 

Nelson, Jason 250 
Nelson, Jennifer 250 
Nelson. Paul 250 
Nelson, Shana 250 
Nelson, Tamara 250 
Neville, Allison 250 
New, Jonathan 1 34 
Newell, Corbitt 145 
Newman, Joseph 128, 250 
Newman, Kimberly 250 
Newsome, Leslie 250 
Newsome, Marjorie 292 
Nezat, Brett 145 
Nguyen, Liah 250 
Nichols, Joele 251 
Nichols, Shenika 251 
Nichols, Tommy 278 
Nicholson, Gian 25 1 
Nicholson, LaBell 251 
Nix, Derick 87 
Nix, Tyrone 85 
Nixl, Charity 251 
Nixon, Nichole 251 
Njuguna, Duncan 278 
Nobe, Ryoko 278 
Nobles, Vernita 251 
Noma, Kaori 278 
Norman, Kiwana 278 
Norval, Ben 145 
Norwood, Latesha 251 
Nunez, Kristen 25 1 


Ockman, briean 278 
Odagiri, Miki 251 
Odoms, Matilda 278 
O'Dwyer, Colleen 251 
Ogden, Valerie 278 
Ogle, Shana 251 
( )liphan, Jason 145 
Oliver. David 251 
Oliver, Tyra 251 
O'Neal. Jared 125 
O'Neal. Jennifer 279 
O'Neal, Spring-Serenity 25 
O'Neal, Tanya" 279 
O'Quine, Gwenyth 251 
O'Regan, Lesley 251 
Orr, LaKandra 251 
Ortega, Nick 13d 
Osabutey, Emmanuel K) I 
Osbey, J an a 251 
Osby, Garriek 251 
Osby, Jamie 251 
O'Toole, Megan 279 
Oubre, Joseph 147 
Outlaw, Adria 251 
Outlaw, Paul 145 
Overmier, Sabrina 251 
Owens, Jessica 251 
Owens, Keisha 251, 292 
Owens, Orglenda 251 
Owens, Yolanda 251 

Index 309 

Paczak, Jeff 251 
Padilla, Lisa 279 
Padlan, Anneliese 279 
Page, Charles 251 
Page, Stephanie 279 
Page, Vefoniea 25 1 
Paige, Erie 279 
Palensky, Annie 25 1 
Palmer, Ariea 251 
Palmer, Sarah 251 
Palmer, Todd 147 
Palmer, Zakiya 152, 279 
Pankiewicz, Megan 25 1 
Parchman, Shelly 279 
Pardue, Lindsey 279 
Parhm, Donald 279 
Parish, Jared 145 
Parish, Lee 147 
Parisi, Jessica 251 
Parker, John 136 
Parks, Samantha 152 
Parnell, Michael 251 
Parrish, Paul 251 
Pastor, Channie 279 
Pasvantis, Michael 136 
Patano, Angel 279 
Pate, Crystal 279 
Patrick, Kelundria 251 
Patrick, Tracy 279 
Patterson, Angela 152, 251 
Patterson, Jessica 279 
Patterson, Talia 251 
Patron, Shallon 279 
Paul, David Carby 149 
Paul, Joseph 251 
Paul, Terrell 251 
Pearce, Brandon 279 
Pearce, Jessica 25 1 
Peek, Stephanie 279 
Peltier, Donald III 134 
Pennington, Brooke 251 
Penton, Summer 251 
Perez, Brandon 125 
Perez, Damien 125 
Perkins, Phillip 125 
Pernell, Erika 244 
Perry, Brandi 251 
Perry, Shawnese 251 
Peters, Kenya 88 
Peters, Leigh-Angelle 152, 279 
Peters, Michael 134 
Peterson, John 125 
Petro, Anna Louise 251 
Pettiecrew, Jennifer 251 
Pettis, Brant 251 
Phillips, Brian 145 
Phillips, Christy 251 
Phillips, James 110, 145 
Phillips, Jason 136 
Phillips, Michael 125 
Phillips, Monie 251 

Philips, Tami 251 
Piazza, Eric 1 34 
Piazza, Tiffany 252 
Pickering, Matthew 279 
Pierce, Adeanah 98 
Pierce, Joni 252 
Pigott, Lauren 252 
Pinkston, Todd 129, 279 
Pipkins, Sharon 252 
Pittman, Alicia 252 
Pittman, Margie 279 
Pittman, Tamara 279 
Pitts, Scott 137 
Place, Elizabeth 252 
Plemmons, Alyssa 252 
Polk, Derrick 252 
Polk, Natisha 252 
Polk, Terence 252 
Pope, Eddie 252 
Pope, Gabriel 252 
Pope, Lucy 253 
Pope, Martina 279 
Porter, Dennis 253 
Porter, Donna 253 
Porter, Elizabeth 253 
Porter, Michelle 253 
Porter, Tameka 253 
Porter, Tiffany 253 
Portis, Ryan 253 
Portis, Valerie 279 
Posey, Jannelle 253 
Posey, Susan 279 
Potter, Shawn 128, 279 
Powe, LaCedric 279 
Powell, Erin 253 
Powell, Jason 279 
Powell, Martha 279 
Powell, Richard 125 
Powell, Ronica 253 
Powell, Zephaniah 278, 279 
Powell, Zephanian 129 
Powers, Celia 253 
Presley, Ashlee 254 
Preuett, Sandra 279 
Price, Shawndra 254 
Price, Stacy 254 
Price, Stephanie 254 
Price, Warren 125 
Pridemore, Theresa 254 
Priest, Jennifer 254 
Priest, Kelly 279 
Prince, Kevin 145 
Prince, Nora 279 
Procell, Derrick 125 
Procell, Kayla 254 
Prude, Latrice 254 
Pruitt,Amy 279 
Pruitt, Chad 137 
Prystupa, John 83 
Puckett, Amanda 254 
Pugh, LaQuita 254 
Purser, John 254 


Quarles, Jennifer 254 



gley, Jason 255 
jas, Jared 82 
nn, Brent 90, 255 
nn, Contina 279 
nn, Kimberly 255 
nn, Olivia 255 
nn, Tiffany 255 

Rabb, Rebecca 102 

Rachal, Oliva 255 

Radav, Gabriel 255 

Raeck, Rebecca 255 

Ragwar, Vonetta 255 

Rainey, Ashley 255 

Rainey, Juanita 255 

Randall, Johnny 255 

Rando, Anthony 257 

Rankin, Ashley 256 

Rankin, John 279 

Rankin, Stephanie 256 

Rankin, Steven 147 

Rankins, Cameika 256 

Rasco, Clay 125 

Rash, Jasmine 256 

Rassier, Melanie 256 

Ratcliff, Rachel 256 

Ratliff, Shenikki 256 

Rau, Gretchen 256 

Rautajoki, Tina 256 

Rawls, Josh 147 

Ray, Adam 256 

Ray, Alex 256 

Ray, Gretchen 256 

Ray, Kristy 256 

Rea, Claire 104 

Reber, Daniel 256 

Redd, Kacy 279 

Redd, Lisa 279 

Redmond, Cassandra 148, 256 

Reed, Tamekia 256 

Rees, Jennifer 256 

Reese, Amber 256 

Reese, Kimuatta 152 

Reeves, Amber 256 

Reeves, Drew 125 

Reeves, Micheal 256 

Reeves, Shelley 256 

Reid, Brittany 280 

Reid, John 147 

Reid, Michelle 256 

Reid, Stacie 256 

Reid- Webster, Kendall 102 

Rekhi, Rupinder 280 

Renken, Chad 134 

Renken, Scott 134 

Reynold, Amy 256 

Reynolds, Rebecca 256 

Reynolds, Shernisha 256 

Rials, Alester 256 

310 Index 

Riccio, Bobby 137 
Richards, Beth 256 
Richards, Jon 137 
Richards, Leslie 256 
Richards, Rebecca 256 
Richardson, Crystal 280 
Richardson, Malana 256 
Richardson, Sonya 256 
Richoux, Benji 134 
Riggs, Ashley 280 
Rigsby, Robert 256 
Riley, Gates 147 
Riley, Jennifer 280 
Riley, Wenston 256 
Ring, Michael 134 
bobbins, Melanie 280 
[loberds, Cain 1 34 
R.oberson, Joyce 256 
R.oberson, Tracie 256 
Roberts, Jason 137 
Roberts, Julie 256 
Roberts, Robyn 256 
Roberts, Sarah 256 
Robertson, Tanya 280 
lobinson, Andi 280 
lobinson, Brian 256 
lobinson, Celia 280 
lobinson, Christy 256 
lobinson, Damian 256 
lobinson, Eric 137 
lobinson, Leslie 256 
lobinson, Rashun 1 52 
lobinson, Roshun 280 
lobinson, Tara 256 
lobinson, Tawanna 256 
lobison, Sam 256 
lockhold, Nathan 280 
lodgers, Joshua 256 
lodgers, Parti 256 
lodgers, Sabrina 256 
logers, Chad 91 
logers, Joshua 256 
logers, MacKenzie 280 
logers, Sabrina 152 
logers, Wesley 280 
logers, William 280 
lomano. Amy 256 
lomines, Daniel 280 
londeau. Misty 256 
loscoe, Keith 256 
lose, Clyde 257 
losenbladt, Nicholas 128 
losetti, Katherine 257 
loss, Diajana 257 
loss, Rosalyn 280 
loss, Sylvia 280 
lougelot, Mary 257 
louse, Jennifer 280 
lousset, Jonathan 134 
Isberry, Jason 292 
Luffin, Ayla 257 
Lukes, Brad 280 
Lushing, John 145 

Russell, Kristie 257 
Russell, Roy 280 
Rutherford, Sammy 257 
Ryals, Arthur 257 
Ryals, Charles 145 
Ryals, John 144 
Ryan, Holly 257 

Sackler, Sam 145 
Saito, Aiko 280 
Sakalarios, Nicholas 280 
Saleem, Rizwan 280 
Saleem, Safwat 257 
Sampson, Weylander 257 
Samuels, Daniel 128 
Sanders, Blanche 292 
Sanders, Genevieve 280 
Sanders, Robert Lee 247 
Sanders, Tiffany 280 
Sandifer, Christina 257 
Sanford, Carlee 280 
San ford, Jason 257 
Sanford, Taylor 134 
Sato, Kunihiko 280 
Sato, Shuiehi 257 
Satterwhite, Amanda 257 
Saucier, Tyra 257 
Sayed, Nashaat, 257 
Scafidel, Anthony 257 
Scaife, Elizabeth 257 
Scardino, Leonard 257 
Schaeffer, Christy 257 
Schelver, Steve 125 
Schemmel, Ryan 125 
Schenck, Rodney 280 
Schexnaildre, Beau 125 
Schilling, Buddy 145 
Scblautman, Stephen 257 
Schmidt, Erin 257 
Schoolar, Tom 257 
Schowalter, Michele 257 
Schweizer, Peter 280 
Scott, Cedric 280 
Scott, DeQuincy 93 
Scott, Kristi 152, 257 
Scott, Melanie 257 
Scott, Valerie 152, 280 
Serimpshire, Jason 149 
Scruggs, Christa 257 
Seal, Jeb 145 
Seals, Chad 257 
Seals, Kendra 257 
Sellers, Brian 257 
Sellers, Lura 280 
Sellier, Stephanie 257 
Seneenbaugh, Adam 257 
Senn, Holly 257 
Serizawa, Takiko 257 
Severson, Steve 257 
Seybold, Anne 280 

Sharpe, Louise 257 
Sharrieff, Sharrieffah 257 
Shaw, Tiffany 257 
Sheehy, Sean 257 
Sheffield, Betsy 257 
Shehi, Klodiana 257 
Shelby, Ramone 257 
Shell, Kendra 152, 257 
Shelton, Eric 257 
Shelton, Rachel 257 
Shepard, Marcus 280 
Shepherd, Christopher 257 
Sherrill, Erica 257 
Shields, Christopher 280 
Shipp, Kelly 140 
Shirk, Elizabeth 257 
Shirley, Donald 257 
Shoemaker, Chris 257 
Shorts, Marcus 259 
Shows, Suzanne 259 
Siders, Drew 145 
Sidibe, Ibrahima 242 
Simmermand, Brook 259 
Simmons, Amy 280 
Simmons, Desiree 259 
Simmons, Jennifer 280 
Simmons, Larry 280 

Simmons, Mich 






Shadrick, Dennis 

Sharp, John 137 


Simmons, Samantha 259 
Simmons, Shaylondia 280 
Simon, Mark 280 
Simpson, Ryan 281 
Simpson, Slater 281 
Simpson, Tiffany 152, 259 
Sims, Diedra 259 
Sims, James 129, 281 
Sims, Jamie 281 
Sims, Melissa 259 
Sinclair, Hope 100, 254 
Singleton, Claudia 259 
Singley, Shay 259 
Siqueira, Alice 259 
Skaggs, Donald 259 
Skimetti, Jason 254 
Skinner, Dallas 259 
Skinner, Josh 281 
Skipper, Ryan 145 
Skupien, Sandi 259 
Slaughter, TJ 87 
Sloan, Tammy 152, 281 
Slobodnikova, Susan 259 
Slocum, Williard 281 
Smalley, John 128. 259 
Smart, Russell 259 
Smith, Adam 259 
Smith, Adleasia 292 
Smith. April 281 
Smith, Auyana 259 
Smith, Brad 145 
Smith, Brett 281 
Smith, Chad 281 
Smith. Chandler 2S1 
Smith, Cherrie 259 
Smith, Christie 292 

Index 31 

Smith, Christine 25 c ) 

Smith, Corey 111, 125, 145 

Smith, Dave 83 

Smith, Donna 259 

Smith, Gloria 259 

Smith, Heather 259 

Smith, Jamie 259 

Smith, Jason 134 

Smith, Jennifer 259 

Smith, Jessiea 259 

Smith, Jonathan 259 

Smith, Judy 292 

Smith, Kathryn 259 

Smith, Kewanna 259 

Smith, Kyle 147 

Smith, Latasha 259 

Smith, Laura 259 

Smith, Napoleon 259 

Smith, Nieol 

!5 C > 

Smith, Percy 125, 137, 145, 147, 28 

Smith, Ryan 259 

Smith, Shannon 259 

Smith, Staeia 259 

Smith, Stephanie 259 

Smith, Stephen 259 

Smith, Stevie 145 

Smith, Tarhaire 259 

Smith, Teressa 259 

Smith, Timothy 259 

Smith, Tommie 281 

Smith, Vivan 281 

Smithhart, Bobby 145 

Snelling, Amy 259 

Sones, Rachel 259 

Sonnier, Libbie 259 

Soule, Brian 259 

Sowell, Holly 259 

Sowell, Katie 281 

Sparkman, Heather 281 

Spears, Shantoura 281 

Spell, Rusty 292 

Spera, Melissa 259 

Spieghts, Josh 125 

Spight, Jaeinta 259 

Spikes, Kela 261 

Spinks, Laura 261 

Spinks, Mieah 281 

Spivey, Scarlett 261 

Spreen, Brian 137 

Spring, Gretchen 261 

Spring, Leigh 261 

Springer, Adam 261 

Springston, Thomas 128, 261 

Staiger, Erica 261 

Stallworth, Michael 261 

Stamp, Tameka 281 

Stampley, Kristina 261 

Stamps, Leigh 281 

Stamps, Pamala 152, 281 

Stamps, Tamika 261 

Standridge, Pamela 261 

Stanley, Seott 145 

Stanton, Cedra 281 

Starek, Lauri 261 

Starnes, Chris 149, 281 

Staton, Susan 261 

Steed, Robert, Jr. 135 

Steeman, Daniel 281 

Stephan, Holly 261 

Stephenson, Katie 261 

Sterling, Donald 261 

Sterling, Stephanie 152, 281 

Stevens, Anna 261 

Stevens, Chrystal 88 

Stevens, Tara 261 

Stevens, Wendy 261 

Stevenson, Charles 261 

Stevenson, Chrissy 261 

Stewart, Angel 261 

Stewart, Cornelia 261 

Stewart, David 137 

Stewart, Jamie 261 

Stewart, Lakisha 261 

Stewart, Natalie 261 

Stewart, Russell 261 

Stewart, Staeie 261 

Sthahan, Vanesssa 281 

Stinson, Moniea 152, 261 

Stokes, Devon 281 

Stokes, Keffera 125, 137, 145, 281 

Stoltz, Erie 261 

Stone, Michelle 261 

Stoner, Rhonda 261 

Stoop, Searlett 261 

Stovall, Jamila 152, 261 

Street, Nina 261 

Stribling, LeAnna 261 

Strickland, Chris 145 

Strickland, Jennifer 281 

Strickland, Marcie 261 

Strickland, Steve 145 

Stringer, Marcus 125, 261 

Stringer, Michael 128, 261 

Stringer, Susanna 261 

Stroud, Justin 261 

Stuart, Conic 


Stubbs, Matthew 149, 261 
Sudbeck, Carla 261 
Sullivan, Ashley 145 
Sullivan, Michelle 152, 281 
Sullivan, Shearra 281 
Sullivan, Stephenie 281 
Summer, Misty 281 
Summy, Erica 261 
Summy, Erin 261 
Sumrall, Katie 261 
Sutherland, Jennifer 261 
Suttles, Josh 137 
Sutton, Tamika 281 
Sutton, Tommye 261 
Swager, Sheryl 281 
Swayze, Rileeia 261 
Switzer, Flanda 281 
Sykes, Jason 128 
Sykes, Katherine 261 
Syrus, Gregory 270 

Tabb, Ann 261 
Takahashi, Chikako 261 
Talbert, Wendy 262 
Talbot, Chris 135 
Talley, Robert 137 
Tallman, Myrle 262 
Tarn or, Stacey 262 
Tanner, Dalenah 88 
Tanner, Jake 262 
Tarver, Lester 262 
Tate, La Marie 262 
Tatum, Galey 262 
Tatum, Jessica 262 
Tauscnd, Abby 262 
Taylor, Aleeia 152, 281 
Taylor, Alphonse 262 
Taylor, Carmecia 262 
Taylor, Carol 262 
Taylor, Christie 262 
Taylor, Edmond 262 
Taylor, Jessica 262 
Taylor, Kanesha 262 
Taylor, Kenyatta 28 1 
Taylor, Kimberly 262 
Taylor, Ladd 281 
Taylor, LuCina 262 
Taylor, Lucina 152 
Taylor, Shannon 262 
Taylor, Shronda 281 
Taylor, Tamika 262 
Teetes, Jason 262 
Temple, Autumn 262 
Terol, David 106 
Terry, Tannice 262 
Thames, Alex 262 
Thames, Elanor 262 
Thippen, Kenya 262 
Thomas, Adalius 87 
Thomas, Chris 135 
Thomas, Christine 262 
Thomas, Darian 262 
Thomas, Drue 262 
Thomas, Kimberly 262, 282 
Thomas, Lakisha 292 
Thomas, Modist 262 
Thomas, Patrick 1 3 5 
Thomas, Ronald 282 
Thomas, Tiffany 262 
Thompson, Brett 262 
Thompson, Charmaine 262 
Thompson, Cornelius 129, 262 
Thompson, Deanna 282 
Thompson, Enjoli 262 
Thompson, Jamyra 262 
Thompson, Jennifer 262 
Thompson, Kevin 145 
Thompson, Kilavorus 98 
Thompson, Kyle 262, 282 
Thompson, LaShawn 282 
Thompson, Miss 282 
Thompson, Shakeira 282 
Thompson, Sonja 262 

312 Index 

Thompson, Tanisha 262 
Thome, Monique 282 
Thornell, Rebecca 262 
Thornell-Lee, Rebecca 100 
Thornhill, Robert 262 
Thornton, Justin 282 
Thornton, Kelly 1 37 
Thurmaond, Anita 282 
Tillery, Allison 262 
Tillman, Demetrius 283 
Tinker, Josyiyn 292 
Toche, Jude 262 
Toche, Sarah 262 
Todd, Mindy 262 
Tolar, Lynn 262 
Tompkins, Bradley 125 
Torrey, Robin 262 
Toval, Quantrell 283 
Trahan, Cory 1 25 
Trahan, Matthew 128, 262 
Trotter, Shemekia 262 
Tuccio, Michelle 262 
Tucker, Jennifer 262 
Tucker, Kristen 262 
Tucker, Torrin 263 
Tutine, Ulda 263 
Tullos, Ashley 263 
Turk, Malisha 263 
Turn age, Troy 1 25 
Turner, Angela 263 
Turner, Duston 2 S3 
Turner, Esther 263 
Turner, Holly 263 
Turney, Joseph 283 
Tyler, Nicole 263 
Tyrone, Matthew 263 


Ulery, Victoria 283 
Ulmer, Benjamin 263 
Ulmer, William 263 
Ulrieh, Paul 125 
Unda, Nicole 263 
Upchurch, Keith 145 
Upchurch, Wendy 263 
Upton, Valerie 263 
Urquhart, Don 263 
Usey, Darby 283 

Vajpayee, Arpna 263 
Vakiari, Finland 263 
Van Wick, Susan 292 
Vanderbrook, Chad 137 
VanHoven, brie 125 
Vamado, Latisher 263 
Varnado, Steven 263 
Vainer, Kelly 283 
Vaughn, KaDiedre 263 
Vaughn, LaTayna 263 
Veit, Brandon 135 
Ventura, Angela 263 
Verrett, Tiffany 152 

Vesa, Anthony 135 
Villarreal, Kimberly 263 
Villarrubia, Elizabeth 283 
Vila, Kristi 263 
Vita, Ricardo 125 
Vorhaben, Quinn 1 25 


Wade, Amanda 263 
Wade, Candace 263 
Wade, Stephen 137 
Waguespack, Jennie 263 
Walden, Erin 263 
Waldman, Sara I 10 
Waldvogel, David 125 
Walker, Beverly 263 
Walker, Dewayne 263 
Walker, Jamie 263 
Walker, Josh 283 
Walker, Vicki 152, 284 
Wall, David 97 
Wall, Shaundi 284 
Wallace, Charley 135 
Wallace, Dorian 263 
Wallace, Neisha 263 
Wallace, Tern 263 
Wallc, Scott 135 
Walls, Lynda 284 
Walls, Raymond 86, 129, 263 
Walls, Raymond, 80 
Walls, Valencia 263 
Walters, Joel 137, 263 
Walters, John 128, 263 
Walters, Nga 263, 284 
Walton, Kerry 263 
Walton, Kerry, Jr. 129 
Wang, Shih-Sheng 284 
Warm, Matthew 135 
Wan/o, Valerie 285 
Ward, Chuck 125 
Ward, Davin 263 
Ward, Robbie 263 
Ward, Tina 263 
Ward, Travis 263 
Ware, Sheila 285 
Warner, Tequilla 263 
Warren, Jennifer 263 
Wa rr i n e r, An d re w 1 3 5 
Warshauer, Jason 145 
Washer, Derek 145 
Washington, Matthew 263 
Washington, Naderia 263 
Washington, Nicole 285 
Washington, Taisha 263 
Washington, Tanisha 263 
Washington, Tracee 265 
Waters, Keiundra 263 
Watkins, Jenny 263 
Watkins, Jessica 263 
Watkins, Latasha 265 
Watson, Anika 265 
Watson. Delia 265 
Watson, Dontreal 265 

Watson, Elizabeth 285 

Watson, Nicol 


Watson, Veneka 265 
Watts, Christina 265 
Weatherly, Emily 265 
Weathctiy, Len 265 
Weathersby, Ratonda 287 
Webster, Tonya 265 
Welch, knssena 265 
Welch. Knsty 287 
Wells, BaLynda 265 
Wells, Chris 145, 265 
Wells, Nakia 265 
Welsh, Darren 90 
Wesco, Burnell 265 
Wesley, Tracy 1 52 
Westbrook, Jason 147 
Westendoii, Lindsay 102 
Westmoreland, Chad 145 
Weston, Jahmeela 152, 287 
Wheat, Celeste 287 
Wheeler, Stephen 265 
Whiddon, Melissa 287 
Whigham, Otis 287 
Whitaker, Lacy 265 
Whitaker, Lauren 287 
White, Deborah 287 
White, Elizabeth 287 
White, James 265 
White, Jessica 265 
White, Kristen 287 
White, Roger 287 
White, Sharon 265 
White, Tabitha 265 
Whitehead, Billie Jean 265 
Whitehead, Todd 81 
Whitson, Brock 135 
Whittington, Susan 265 
Wiesenburg, 1 leath 265 
Wilbert, Kay 265 
Wiley, Leroice 265 
Wilkes, Stacey 265 
Wilkins, Esparonda 265 
Willed, Kendall 265 
Williams, Andrea 265 
Williams, April 265 
Williams, Arnita 265 
Williams, Brad 125 
Williams, Carley 265 
Williams, Chad 84, 86 
Williams, Chandra 287 
Williams, Christopher 265, 287 
Williams, Courtney 265 
Williams, Crystal 265 
Williams, Cynthia 265 
Williams, Derrick 265 
Williams, Inn 265 
Williams, Eugenia 265 
Williams. Heather 287 
Williams, Igenea 148, 293 
Williams. Jack 147 
Williams. Jason 287 
Williams, Jessica 265 
Williams, Khalilah 265 

Index 31. 

Williams, Kiesha 265 
Williams, LaKisha 265 

Williams, Leah 265 
Williams, Marilyn 152, 288 
Williams, Michael 267 
Williams, Myesha 293 
Williams, Roamie 267 
Williams, Robert 288 
Williams, Tomickeio 267 
Williams, Tyra 288 
Williams, Wendy 111, 267 
Williamson, Erin 288 
Wilhek, Elizabeth 267 
Willis, Ruth 288 




Willison, Seth 267 
Willson, Patricia 293 
Wilson, Aaron 267 
Wilson, Anitra 267 
Wilson, Cory 289 
Wilson, Coy 289 
Wilson, Jason 100 
Wilson, Jennifer 267 
Wilson, Michael 125 
Wilson, Rashida 289 
Wilson, Ryan 125 
Wilson, Umekia 267 
Winborne, Isah 267 
Winfrey, Kathryn 267 
Wingrave, Amy 267 
Winland, Raegan 289 
Winston, Benjamin 290 
Winters, Brenda 290 
Winters, Shavonda 267 
Wise, Brandi 267 
Womack, Jon 267 

Young, Ernest 267 
Young, Nicole 267 
Young, Rebecca 291 

Za, Crystal 103 
Zaeuat, Brian 128 
Zamora, Nelson 145 
Zane, Crystal 103 
Zimmer, John 149 
Zimmerman, John 267 
Zoghby, Roxanne 291 

Wood, Jody 92 
Wood, Wendy 267 
Woodall, Amanda 267 
Woodard, Christopher 267 
Woods, Jessica 95 
Woods, Rashaan 267 
Woods, Ricardo 290 
Woods, Ryan 267 
Woodward, Chris 147 
Woo ley, Greg 90 
Wright, LaQuisha 267 

Wright, Samuel 


Yama/aki, Mitsuhiro 
Yang, Rene 267 
Yarber, Tony 291 
Yarborough, Vendora 

Yarbrough, Michele 
Yard, Justin 147 
Yarorough, Josh 291 
Yates, Corey 267 
Yeomans, Curt 267 
Young, Anna 267 
Young, Ashika 267 
Young, Betty 267 




14 lndc\ 


Students complete the 
obstacle course during 
Crawfish Fest 2000. 
The event is sponsored 
by UAC. 

Index 315 


' he staff members of the 2000 
... ;: ;. Southerner were selected through an 
application and interview process held the fall 
of 1999. In athletic terms, the Southerner had a 
"building year", meaning several key roles 
were played quite bravely, by relative 
newcomers to yearbook production. 

A large staff of students and a faculty 
advisor traditionally produce the yearbook. 
The adviser for the Southerner was Michael 
Mitchell, who is also Assistant Director of 
Student Activities. The office also employs a 
graduate assistant, a grad student who acts as 
office manager. This years graduate assistant 
was Joslyn Tinker. 

Every year an editor-in-chief is 
selected via a written application, interviews 
and approval of the publication board. The 
editor is responsible for developing the theme 
of the book, incorporating the theme, 
producing several pages of the book and 
supervising the entire contents of the annual. 
This year, the editor-in-chief, Tanya O'Neal 
made the very difficult decision to resign 
when her academic duties proved to be much 
more time-consuming than she had anticipated. 

In addition there were six section editors who each produced a large segment of the book. These editors were: academics; Heather Foster, 
Greeks; Samantha Simmons, groups and organizations; Lori Hill, people; Naderia Washington, sports; Stephanie M. Cruthirds and copy editor; 
Spring O'Neal. Most collegiate yearbooks also employ a student life editor. Computer technician; William Stianche, head photographer; Mackenz 
Rogers, and staff photographers Lindsey Theobald and Tarrence Sinclair completed the Southerner leadership team. 

There was also quite a large network of support personnel, like Terelle Hubbard who served as assistant to the Greeks editors, the reporters 
who volunteered to write copy, and several unpaid, or "stringer' photographers (most of whom are pictured on the next page). 

Producing a college yearbook is a daunting task, one that requires a great deal of time, teamwork and dedication. All of the Southerner 

2000 staff hopes you'll enjoy this yearbook for many years to come. 

Mike Mitchell, 


William Stianche, 
4 Computer Tech 

Mackenzie Rogers, 
Head Photographers 

Joslyn Tinker, 
Graduate Assistants 

Spring O'Neal 
< Copy Editor 

3 16 Closing 

Copy Staff Top. Left to Right: Lori Hill, Spring O'Neal, Natalie Everett 
Bottom, Left to Right: Tamara Nelson, LaTasha McBride, Shana Nelson 

Photography Staff Top, Left to Right: Sonya Meyers, Kazu Nagatsuka, 
\kimCeaser Bottom, Left to Right: Stephanie M. Cruthirds, Mackenzie 
Rogers, Lindsey Theobald 

Heather Foster, 
•* Academics Editor 

"Tools of the 
Yearbook Trade" ► 


Sam Simmons, 
■* Greeks Editor 

A Naderia Washington, 
People Editor 

Stephanie M. Cruthirds, 
Ely Sports Editor 


^Phe 64 ,h volume of USM's 
-L Southerner was produced 
using Adobe PageMaker 6.5 for 
the personal computer. The 
yearbook's 320 pages were 
submitted on disk to the Herff 
Jones, Inc. plant in Mont- 
gomery, Ala., where the pages 
were produced. The pages were 
then returned to USM, and after 
careful editing by the Southerner 
staff, the disks were finally 
resubmitted to the plant. There, 
the final pages were printed and 
bound and the complete books 
were shipped back to USM for 

Most of the photographs 
used in the book were taken by 
our yearbook staff photo- 
graphers, although a few were 
submitted to us. Students and 
staff members wrote the stories 
used throughout the book. 

There are many typefaces 
used in this book, however, 
those seen most often are Times 
New Roman and Nuptial Script. 

The Southerner is funded 
through student fees and the sale 
of pages or space in the 
'greeks', 'groups and organi- 
zations', and 'ads' sections of 
the book. 

Closing 317 

100 y&'JIOiS GOJK&. . . . 

1904 Henry Ford sits in his first automobile, the 
Quadricycle, in New York City. The Quadricycle 
weighed only 500 pounds and had two forward 
speeds but no reverse. Ford founded Ford Motor 
Company in 1903, created the Model T in 1908 
and by 1915 had produced over one million 

1920 Suffragettes march during the 
Republican National Convention in Chicago, 
June 1920, for the ratification of the 19th 
Amendment which would grant women the 
right to vote. Chief organizer and author of 
the Equal Rights Amendment Alice Paul 
stands second from right. The Suffrage 
Amendment was ratified on Aug. 26, 1920. 




1914 Germany declares war on Russia. On April 
6, 1917, under President Woodrow Wilson, the 
United States enters the war. More than 9 
million people die before Armistice Day on 
November 11, 1918. Here American Army 
troops stand in trenches in France. 

1926 Detroit police are shown investigatii 
equipment discovered in an illegal brewe 
during the height of the Prohibition Era 


1937 German Chancellor Adolf I litler gestures 
during a speech given in May 1937. Hitler 
helped found the Nazi Party in 1919 and 
became dictator of Germany 1 933. As dictator 
he launched the holocaust as a "final solution" 
for eliminating all Jewish people, gypsies and 
homosexuals. In 1939, he invaded Poland and 
began Word War II. Fie committed suicide in 
1945; Germany surrendered a week later. 

1954 A military family watches television in 
their home on the Limestone, Maine military 
base on July , 1954. With the advent of 
television, mass communication and mass 
advertising were born. Color television and 
cable television soon followed. These days 
Americans spend an average of 7 hours daily 
watching TV 






1945 Prisoners in the Dachau concentration 
camp in Germany 1945 look out from behind 
the barbed wire barrier. Auschwitz, Buchwald 
and Bergen-Belsen were some of the other 
death camps where more than 6,000,000 Jews 
were tortured and exterminated. The Allied 
Forces liberated the camps in 1945. 

1956 Rosa Parks, whose refusal to move to 
the back of a bus touched off the Montgomery 
bus boycott and the beginning of the civil 
rights movement, is shown being 
fingerprinted by Deputy Sheriff D.H. Lackey 
in Montgomery. Ala. Feb. 22, 1956. She was 
among some 100 people charged with 
violating segregation laws. 


wo y&cujts 900C&. 

1960 "The Pill" was invented by Dr. Gregory 
Pincus and Dr. John Rock with the support of 
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. 
Medieal trials were conducted for several 
years before the FCA approved Enovid in 
I960. A reliable method of birth control 
helped launch "the sexual revolution." The 
woman shown holds a birth control dispenser 
in New York in August of 1974. 

1969 Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is 

photographed beside the U.S. flag on the 
moon during the Apollo 1 1 mission on July 
20. 1969. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil 
Armstrong were the first humans to walk on 
the lunar surface. A third astronaut. Michael 
Collins, flew the command module. The trio 
were launched on July 16 and departed from 
the moon on July 21, of 1969. 










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1963 The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln 
Memorial in Washington, D.C. during his "I 
Have A Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1 963. King 
founded the Southern Christian Leadership 
Conference in 1957 to advocate nonviolent 
action against racial inequality. King was 
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and 
was assassinated in Memphis. Tenn. in 1968. 

1972 Nine-year-old Kim Phuc. center, and tl 
other terrified children flee down Route 1 nei 
Trang Bang in Vietnam followed by Soui 
Vietnamese troops after an allied plar 
mistakenly dropped its flaming napalm on tl 
civilians. This photograph, taken June ! 
1972, in which the terrified child has rippe 
off her burning clothing, won the Pulitzi 
Prize in 1973. 


1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes 
just seconds after lifting off from the Kennedy 
Space Center on Tuesday. Jan. 28. 1986. All 
seven crew members died in the explosion that 
was blamed on faulty o-rings in the shuttle's 
booster rockets. The crew was honored by 
burial in the Arlington National Cemetery. 

1995 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is 
silhouetted on stage during a video portion of 
the Windows 95 Launch Event Aug. 24, 1995 
in Redmond, Wash. A Harvard University 
dropout. Gates co-founded Microsoft with 
Paul Allen in 1975. By 1980, he had licensed 
his MS-DOS operating system to IBM for use 
in the first personal computers. 







1989 Residents of Berlin sing and dance atop 
the Berlin Wall as they celebrate the opening 
of East-West German borders on Friday, Nov. 
10, 1989. The wall was designed to prevent 
East Germans from freely traveling or migrating 
to the West and was a visible reminder of the 
Cold War. The two nations were reunited as a 
single country 45 years after World War II on 
Oct. 23, 1990. 


1996 The view from the Washington 
Monument on Oct. 1 I. 1996. shows the huge 
AIDS quilt stretching all the way to the Capitol 
Building. The quilt was created to honor the 
memory of those who have died from the 
disease. The HIV virus human 

immunodeficiency virus - that causes AIDS 
surfaced in the late 1 970"s and spread all over 
the world. There is still no cure for the disease. 


A float carrying the New York Yankees and team 
personnel drives up Broadway in New York City 
during the ticker tape parade held on Friday, Oct. 29, 
1999, The parade honored the Yankees victory over 
the Atlanta Braves in the World Series. The Yankees 
were World Series champions for the third time in 
four years. 

Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower during the 
millennium celebration early January 1, 200(1. The 
much hyped "new millennium'" arrived much more 
peacefully than expected — there were no signs of 
the dreaded "Y2K" catastrophe. 


Tiger Woods, from Windermere. Fla.. shows off his trophy 
after winning the American Express world championship 
event in Valderrama, Spain. Sunday. Nov. 7. 1999. Woods 
became the first golfer to win four straight tournaments in 
46 years and the first player to win eight PGA Tour events 
in a season in 25 years. 

Sisters Venus (left) and Serena Williams, of Palm Beach 
Gardens. Fla., hold the winner's trophy (and their terrier) 
aloft after winning the women's doubles championship in 
New York on Sunday, Sept. 12. 1999. 

Brandi Chastain of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team gestitl 
victoriously after kicking the game winning overtime pel \f 
ty shootout goal against China. She took off her jersey | 
swung it around her head in her excitement, then sank toil 
knees with joy in the middle of the field. The team wonii 
Women's World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca t 
on Saturday July 10. 1999. 

John F. Kennedy. Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette- 
Kennedy, are shown leaving the funeral ol his cousin 
Michael Kennedy in Mass.. in January of 1998. This pho- 
tograph foreshadows the tragedy to come. In 1999 the cou- 
ple, as well as Carolyn's sister, were killed en route to a fam- 
ily wedding when their private plane flown by JFK. Jr. went 
down just off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. 

Wilt Chamberlain (13) of the Philadelphia Warriors is 
shown scoring against the New York Knickerbockers in 
I960. The much-respected Chamberlain passed away in 

Payne Stewart happily poses with the trophy after capturing 
the U.S. Open golf championship in North Carolina June 
20th. 1999. However, happy days were numbered for 
Stewart, he and several crew members were killed when 
their private plane lost all oxygen, causing them to pass out. 
Air controllers could do nothing to revive them, and stood 
by helplessly as the plane crash-landed. 


Texas A&M students and rescue workers search the tra- 
ditional bonfire stack of logs after the center pole, shown 
with the Coips of Cadets squadron flag attached, appar- 
ently snapped causing the stack to collapse. At least five 
students working on the structure were killed and more 
than 25 people were injured in the accident. 

Waller Payton is pursued by members of the Rams 
defense in Chicago. 1986. Payton, who's aggressive, 
elusive style made him the NFL's all-time rushing 
leader, died Monday. Nov. I. 1999. Payton, otherwise 
known as "Sweetness" was only 45 years old. All pho- 
tos on this page are by the Associated Press. 

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"The main part of intellectual 
education is not the acquisition 
of facts but learning how ta 
make facts live." 

Oliver Wendell Holmes i'